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A 13-year-old Dirk Nowitzki (11) poses with his youth basketball team in 1991. (Holger Sauer/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dirk Nowitzki

A 13-year-old Dirk Nowitzki (11) poses with his youth basketball team in 1991. (Holger Sauer/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dirk Nowitzki

SI photographer Peter Read Miller captures 11-year-old Venus Williams practicing her game during a 1991 practice session in Compton, Calif. (Peter Read Miller/SI) 

GALLERYRare Photos of Venus Williams

SI photographer Peter Read Miller captures 11-year-old Venus Williams practicing her game during a 1991 practice session in Compton, Calif. (Peter Read Miller/SI) 
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Venus Williams

Mike Tyson waits in his corner during a 1991 fight against Razor Ruddock. Tyson would go onto win by unanimous decision. (Richard Mackson/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson waits in his corner during a 1991 fight against Razor Ruddock. Tyson would go onto win by unanimous decision. (Richard Mackson/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mike Tyson

Former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands on top of SONNY LISTON rock during a 1991 SI photo shoot at his old training camp cabin in Deer Lake, Penn. (Neil Leifer/SI)  

GALLERY: Classic Muhammad Ali Photos

Former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands on top of SONNY LISTON rock during a 1991 SI photo shoot at his old training camp cabin in Deer Lake, Penn. (Neil Leifer/SI)  
GALLERY: Classic Muhammad Ali Photos

Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr pose after winning the 1991 Stanley Cup. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Great NHL Hairstyles

Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr pose after winning the 1991 Stanley Cup. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Great NHL Hairstyles

Tim Hardaway makes a pass during a 1991 Warriors-Lakers playoff game. (Peter Read Miller/SI)

SI VAULT: Hardaway an unlikely star for Warriors (2.11.91)

Tim Hardaway makes a pass during a 1991 Warriors-Lakers playoff game. (Peter Read Miller/SI)
SI VAULT: Hardaway an unlikely star for Warriors (2.11.91)

Dominique Wilkins goes for a dunk during a 1991 Hawks-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

GALLERY: NBA Dunk Contest Winners (1984-2012)
SI VAULT: Wilkins soaring again for Hawks (12.7.92)

Dominique Wilkins goes for a dunk during a 1991 Hawks-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)
GALLERY: NBA Dunk Contest Winners (1984-2012)SI VAULT: Wilkins soaring again for Hawks (12.7.92)

With a win at Wimbledon, Roger Federer reclaimed the ATP’s No. 1 spot for the first time in more than two years. In doing so, he matched Pete Sampras’ marks of 286 total weeks atop the rankings. Andre Agassi spent a total of 101 weeks in the top spot, reaching No. 1 on five separate occasions. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: All-Time No. 1s in Men’s Tennis | Classic Agassi Photos

With a win at Wimbledon, Roger Federer reclaimed the ATP’s No. 1 spot for the first time in more than two years. In doing so, he matched Pete Sampras’ marks of 286 total weeks atop the rankings. Andre Agassi spent a total of 101 weeks in the top spot, reaching No. 1 on five separate occasions. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: All-Time No. 1s in Men’s Tennis | Classic Agassi Photos

Andre Agassi fires a forehand during the 1991 French Open final against Jim Courier. Despite a great effort, Agassi lost in five sets. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

BEYOND THE BASELINE: Catch up on all the news in SI’s tennis blog
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi fires a forehand during the 1991 French Open final against Jim Courier. Despite a great effort, Agassi lost in five sets. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
BEYOND THE BASELINE: Catch up on all the news in SI’s tennis blogGALLERY: Iconic Photos of Andre Agassi

Michael Jordan powers over Patrick Ewing for a dunk during a 1991 Bulls-Knicks game. Jordan, who now owns the Bobcats, once again left Ewing frustrated after announcing the former Knicks center will not be the next Bobcats coach. Ewing interviewed for the position last week. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Michael Jordan | Patrick Ewing

Michael Jordan powers over Patrick Ewing for a dunk during a 1991 Bulls-Knicks game. Jordan, who now owns the Bobcats, once again left Ewing frustrated after announcing the former Knicks center will not be the next Bobcats coach. Ewing interviewed for the position last week. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Michael Jordan | Patrick Ewing

Kirby Puckett reacts after hitting a game-winning home run in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. The Twins legend made his debut on this day in 1984, smacking four singles against the Angels in a 5-0 victory. (VJ Lovero/SI)

GALLERY: Top World Series Moments

Kirby Puckett reacts after hitting a game-winning home run in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. The Twins legend made his debut on this day in 1984, smacking four singles against the Angels in a 5-0 victory. (VJ Lovero/SI)
GALLERY: Top World Series Moments

Brett Favre reacts after being selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the 33rd overall pick of the 1991 NFL Draft. Favre would be traded to the Packers a year later where he would become one of the league’s all-time top quarterbacks. Who from the 2012 Draft will be a future Hall of Famer? Time will tell. (AP)

GALLERY: Historic Photos of the NFL Draft
KING: Thoughts on first round of draft
PAULINE: Breaking down each team’s picks

Brett Favre reacts after being selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the 33rd overall pick of the 1991 NFL Draft. Favre would be traded to the Packers a year later where he would become one of the league’s all-time top quarterbacks. Who from the 2012 Draft will be a future Hall of Famer? Time will tell. (AP)
GALLERY: Historic Photos of the NFL DraftKING: Thoughts on first round of draftPAULINE: Breaking down each team’s picks

Stacey Augmon drives to the hoop against Christian Laettner during the 1991 Final Four. The Blue Devils defeated the Runnin’ Rebels and advanced to the finals, where they beat Kansas for the national championship. (Manny Millan/SI) 

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the NCAA Tournament
ROSENBERG: Who has best chance to beat Kentucky?
VIDEO: Sweet 16 storylines, new Final Four pics

Stacey Augmon drives to the hoop against Christian Laettner during the 1991 Final Four. The Blue Devils defeated the Runnin’ Rebels and advanced to the finals, where they beat Kansas for the national championship. (Manny Millan/SI) 
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the NCAA TournamentROSENBERG: Who has best chance to beat Kentucky?VIDEO: Sweet 16 storylines, new Final Four pics

Whitney Houston has died. The singer, shown here singing the Star Spangled Banner before Super Bowl XXV, was 48. (George Ross/Getty Images)

SI VAULT: Unforgettable National Anthems

Whitney Houston has died. The singer, shown here singing the Star Spangled Banner before Super Bowl XXV, was 48. (George Ross/Getty Images)
SI VAULT: Unforgettable National Anthems

Sports Illustrated will announce its 2011 Sportsman of the Year today at 11 a.m. In honor of this event, we’ll be posting photos of former Sportsman of the Year winners all week. Here’s an aerial shot of Michael Jordan, who won the award in 1991. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

SI VAULT: Michael Jordan stands at the pinnacle of his game (12.23.91)

Sports Illustrated will announce its 2011 Sportsman of the Year today at 11 a.m. In honor of this event, we’ll be posting photos of former Sportsman of the Year winners all week. Here’s an aerial shot of Michael Jordan, who won the award in 1991. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
SI VAULT: Michael Jordan stands at the pinnacle of his game (12.23.91)