After surpassing 3,000 points in his already illustrious collegiate career, Doug McDermott lands on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. The image is inspired by a cover of Larry Bird, “College Basketball’s Secret Weapon,” from Nov. 28, 1977. (Lane Stewart, Al Tielemans/SI)
GALLERY: 2014 Sports Illustrated Covers

After surpassing 3,000 points in his already illustrious collegiate career, Doug McDermott lands on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. The image is inspired by a cover of Larry Bird, “College Basketball’s Secret Weapon,” from Nov. 28, 1977. (Lane Stewart, Al Tielemans/SI)

GALLERY: 2014 Sports Illustrated Covers

Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals was dubbed the Memorial Day Massacre after the Celtics destroyed the Lakers 148-114. In the 34-point victory, Boston set a record for points in a half (79) and a game. But the blowout didn’t slow the Lakers, who won the series in six games. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Memorable Memorial Day Moments

Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals was dubbed the Memorial Day Massacre after the Celtics destroyed the Lakers 148-114. In the 34-point victory, Boston set a record for points in a half (79) and a game. But the blowout didn’t slow the Lakers, who won the series in six games. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Memorable Memorial Day Moments

Indiana State forward Larry Bird passes out of a double-team during a 1979 game against South Illinois.  Bird would go onto win the 1979 Naismith Award for the Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year. SI’s Luke Winn predicts Indiana center Cody Zeller will win this year’s top prize. (Rich Clarkson/SI)
GALLERY: Larry Bird - The Indiana State YearsWINN: 2012-13 Naismith Award Watch List

Indiana State forward Larry Bird passes out of a double-team during a 1979 game against South Illinois.  Bird would go onto win the 1979 Naismith Award for the Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year. SI’s Luke Winn predicts Indiana center Cody Zeller will win this year’s top prize. (Rich Clarkson/SI)

GALLERY: Larry Bird - The Indiana State Years
WINN: 2012-13 Naismith Award Watch List

Larry Bird battles for position during a 1992 Olympic game against Cuba. This year’s men’s basketball team struggled against Lithuania on Saturday, but pulled ahead late for a victory. The men’s team will next face Argentina on Monday. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)
THOMSEN: U.S. survives sluggish outing against LithuaniaGALLERY: Classic Photos of Larry Bird | 1992 Dream Team

Larry Bird battles for position during a 1992 Olympic game against Cuba. This year’s men’s basketball team struggled against Lithuania on Saturday, but pulled ahead late for a victory. The men’s team will next face Argentina on Monday. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

THOMSEN: U.S. survives sluggish outing against Lithuania
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Larry Bird | 1992 Dream Team