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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 2:53 pm  |  151 responses

SLAM 124: On Sale Now!

Point Guard Heaven.

For someone that doesn’t care too much about the Jazz, I’ve sure been writing about them a lot this year. From a sales perspective, my guess is that the star of this issue will be Chris Paul, as on a national level he is the more popular of these two great point guards. But from a SLAM history perspective, the big deal is that a player from the Utah Jazz is finally on a SLAM cover. Hey, who said we don’t listen to our readers?

At the moment, this dope issue, featuring two awesome—and inextricably linked—players who didn’t make it onto our six-cover extravaganza last month, is only on sale in the rarest of Manhattan spots now, but you know we still like you to see your SLAM covers here first. The cover stories are mainly q+a’s, which were written by veteran Lang (CP) and newcomer Ryne (DW). Because Chris and Deron are a little sick of the comparisons, and because we deemed them each worthy of their own cover (even if it’s the same month), Lang and Ryne spent their respective stories sticking mainly to big-upping their subject, which I was in favor of. However, these guys are also regular sports fans who like to debate, and in the weeks since they turned their stories in, they’ve been going back and forth about which player is better. Come back here Friday, by which point this issue should have started to show up nationally, as Lang and Ryne will unveil their e-debate on the topic.

P.S. I see you, Matt the Jazz Fan.

P.P.S. Pre-empting the business questions: both covers will be sold at newsstands everywhere, including overseas. I’m not sure if we have the ability to see who out-sells who, but if we do I’ll try and fill everyone in down the road when we get the numbers. Subscribers will be divided evenly: 50 percent getting Chris and 50 percent Deron, totally by luck. If you don’t like the one you get, trade it to another SLAM fan via our site. Or just go to simbackissues.com, click on SLAM and buy the one you want.

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  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Wow this is one of the best covers I’ve seen in a while. This PG coverseries is overdue, and great job to Ben and the rest of SLAM for doing this issue! I hope I get the Deron cover personally, he played basketball in my district back in the day in HS. Him and Bracey Wright at the Colony HS in the Dallas area…whew!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I never get tired of seeing new Slam covers. Lovely.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Thanks, Justin. And to think, Bracey Wright was the more highly touted prospect.

  • scott

    Where did I just see this? Oh yeah ESPN. Nevertheless nice covers.

  • namik

    Sick. Loving the Slam logo on this.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    The white-out cover is dope looking. So fresh, so clean. I’m excited about the Rodney Stuckey piece. Who wrote that story Ben?

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    Dope covers… :D

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    @TAD: Khalid wrote Stuckey.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Word. Thanks Lang.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    8 > 3

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Ben, yeah it’s pretty crazy to think that whenever our school would play the colony the scouting report was basically, look out for Bracey, he’s an all-star with unlimited range and skill, then there was Deron which was “don’t let that husky guard get to the lane.” Deron really expanded his game in college. And honestly, I think it’s unfair that Bracey didn’t get a real shot in the NBA, he led the DLeague in scoring every single time he was there, he averaged something like 28 points per…It’s just that the Timberwolves had too many guards at the time…I am happy he makes really good money overseas. I think he’s playing for Joventut Badalona or Aris BC. Either way, Colony was unfair when Deron was there.

  • http://www.espaciocubico.com Jeronimo

    Both covers look hotttt, congrats. It’s also great to see that you give Jose Calderon some love. And, of course, as soon as he gets to your mag, he gets injured – the jinx don’t stop :-)

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Lang, what was your major piece in this ish? Minute I get my SLAM, I check the lang piece, then look at PUNKS, then go cover to cover. It’s the SLAM ritual me and my friends have done since HS

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    piece(s). as if you are only allowed one!

  • Wiz

    oh why chris paul gotta be the 1 of the 2 mags why could deron be 1 and paul 2 huh lol im sure my friend who thinks deron williams is god will bring that up to me.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    BTW I know I am flaming with way too many posts, but DAMN I am glad to see the B. Griner name on the Cover, that’s a great step for Womens basketball; A high school baller with her name on the cover. Great job SLAM.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i hope i get the deron cover. im still salty about getting school bus yellow cp3 and his eyebrows instead of gil sans jersey, tiger exposed.

  • Mike

    I’m glad nobody will ever get tired of the Wiliams-Paul comparrisons. Do you think they will be inducted into the hall of fame together like Bird and Magic? They have got to be one of the top 5 rivals in NBA history by now , right?

  • Mike

    I really like the hornets jerseys this year.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Niiiiiiice covers. If y’all want my take on the CP-DWill debate, click my name and scroll down until you see it. This article looks dope. Can’t wait.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Moose, I love your immersion into Williams, it’s a pretty detailed piece. I will say this though, Deron wasn’t snubbed for the All-American game, and Bracey definitely deserved the brunt of the attention. Bracey was a better player at that time, where as Deron was a late bloomer. I played ball in that district *they were in college whenever I played, but nevertheless I lived there during their reign over dallas hoops* and I can promis Deron was mainly a drive and dish, post up smaller guards player. Bracey was wet from anywhere, had the hops, the handles…He truly was more skilled.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH--0rDN_Ic bendreizehn

    Nice 1!!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Late bloomer indeed, Justin. Because look who turned out just a BIT better, lol. Thanks for the feedback, I certainly did not have the type of exposure to that part of as you did. Thanks again.

  • http://heavyasheaven.blogspot.com Kid Presto

    I’ll wait until Deron is a full strength before I claim him as number 1.

  • http://www.slamonline.com andrew

    exceptional covers from slam

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    @Kid Presto: You may want to wait until he starts playing defense, as well.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    lang with the subtle jab!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    @Lang: Seems like Deron’s defense is enough to shut-down Paul…

  • Dark

    Yessssssssss – love these covers. Be happy with either one.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    ryne comes back with a hook!

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Hell yeah, Fu(k ESPN!

  • http://heavyasheaven.blogspot.com Kid Presto

    lol @ lang. As I remember, Deron can play a LITTLE DEFENSE. The question is can Paul guard him. I remember him doing a little shake on paul and then dunking on chandler. oh so sick for someone his size.

  • awesomepossum

    Finally.
    Jazz on the cover.

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    NICE!!!!!!!!!!

  • awesomepossum

    Leaving Hawks i believe as the only team without being on a Slam cover ever, if you discount Thunder.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    kid presto: hahah it almost seemed like you were saying deron was the nutty professor when i first saw the words for his size then I realized you were comparing his size to chandlers hahah

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    3>8

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @Tad until 8 is healthy. @Presto:New stuff on the blog, homie.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    The Paul/Williams debate really doesn’t make sense to me. Chris Paul is at a much higher level, really. That being said, I love that Deron cover a lot more. I don’t even know why, I love the white background and the blue fits perfectly with the Jazz logo, it’s one of my favorite covers in a WHILE (hell, I even like it better than most of the last ish covers)

  • Jess

    on a terrible day – this brought a smile to my face haha..i love them both(covers and players). And what made it even better for me…jose calderon’s name on the cover as well. thanks – cant wait to get mine.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    3′s ankle>8′s ankle

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @Jukai: Who played better in the Olympics? Deron has been hurt dude. Give him a chance to get healthy before we just hand the crown to Chris by default.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @Tad:That’s more like it.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    DP: I go in-depth on that on Hibachi. You read it?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    B: check the comments on WBBL.

  • Anton

    blasphemy! where’s the new AI cover?!

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Thanks Moose, I got a homework assignment for ya. 8)

  • Funkdoc

    Ben, did Slam shoot the two, or are it bought portrets?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    And I’m on it, B.

  • http://web.mac.com/roaringred bbaby

    you guys should have made it to where at least the player’s hometown gets that cover

  • WhaHuh

    nice, very nice

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I was hoping that his squad would be decent enough for B-Diddy to get a cover this year. Oh well, you know what they say, wish in one hand, Clipper in the other.

  • RV

    i got Kobe in the last issue, if i get Deron for this issue i’m going to cancel my susbcription ….. I’m kidding, but that’s no way to treat a Rockets fan! ….by the way, is an Aaron Brooks piece possible in the near future?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Regardless of which one I get, i’ll be copping the other one at the newsstand. I need a P/T gig with ya’ll so I can get some free issues. Recession’s suck.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    JJ Hickson? Really?

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @Tad:Why do you think there have been so many multiple covers issued that are absolutely must haves? SLAM’s gotta get theirs too.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Beautiful covers. The white/white with the blue font… Perfection. Just like Chris Paul. Looking forward to these issues! And, Kha, can’t wait to see the piece on Stuckey.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    lol@BET:new stuff on the blog, homie.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    BLong: Are we talking about the olympics or the NBA? A 2-1-2 zone is legal in Europe, making Deron William’s half court styled-offense FAR more useful. If the NBA was a FIBA organization, I’d have to say that Deron is a better point guard. YET, a) it’s NOT a FIBA organization and b) if Chris Paul had to change up his game, given time, I think he could and he’d STILL be better than Deron Williams. Chris Paul scores better, passes better, and lemme tell ya, Deron really isn’t a better rebounder, Paul is so quick that he is ALL over the boards (although that is situational because Paul’s team is full of jump shooters and rebounds go farther out). Yes, Deron is a better one-on-one defender, but NO ONE in the NBA sees and plays the passing lanes better than Paul, N-O O-N-E.
    Besides, I can’t believe someone like YOU would be telling me to check the Olympics for proof of how one player is better than the other. Weren’t you telling me to STFU about the Olympics when I was using that to explain why Lebron was better than Kobe?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    I mean, I know it’s entirely debatable, but in my mind, it’s not even close. Chris Paul has the ability to be a top five tier point guard, I don’t see Deron Williams having that ability.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I was hoping Caron would eventually get a cover too but his team is falling apart around him and you guys haven’t really done a non-mainstream cover in a minute.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Okay….Wednesday, November 19th at 4:56 pm…

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    The Gold medal game killed your LeBron vs. Kobe argument. Deron Williams has given Chris the buisness ever damn time they’ve played against each other, IN THE NBA.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Oh, sorry ya’ll. Was just making a note that I completely agreed with Jukai. Carry on.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Why would the gold medal game kill anything? Because Kobe played one game good out of eight? His bricks almost made us lose to Argentina, I wouldn’t really say that killed anything. If I remember correctly too, it was Chris Paul in the first quarter with 7 or so points that kept the US in the game in the final round. Soooo yeah, bad argument.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Why are you talking about head to heads, anyway? I’m sorry, what was Utah’s record and what was New Orlean’s record? Who was second in MVP voting? Who had a wayyyy better 9-cat rating? Who took over more games, who lead the league in assists, who is generally considered the best point guard since Isiah? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not Deron Williams.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Deron also runs a totally diffrent offense than the Hornets run, which allows Chris to play more in the open court. I’m not saying Deron is head and shoulders better than Chris, I love CP3′s game and I plan on catching a couple of them live in Nawlins this year, I just don’t think it’s fair to anoint him the best until Deron gets healthy.

  • MIkey

    NICCEEEEE these covers are clean!!

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Kobe hit every big shot that was needed when it came down to the medal rounds. LeBron disappeared in crunchtime during the gold medal game. Did LeBron have an overall better Olympics? Yes. Did Kobe come thru when it mattered most? definitely.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    We got exclusive photo shoots with each of them, and they came out beautifully. Lang/Ryne: save it for Friday!

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    What’s good, Ben? When does this issue hit stores in the Weezy?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    BLong: You’re assuming Deron can play just as well in the full-court. That’s like saying Magic couldn’t excel in Utah’s system but Stockton could play just as well if not better in the Showtime Laker’s system. If we’re using the olympics as an example, there were plenty of times where Deron looked LOST in the open court, and missed SEVERAL open layups because he didn’t know whether to drive or pass going so fast. We can only compare players in the system they work in!
    Also, it’s perfectly fair to give Chris Paul the crown because last season, Chris Paul was a league and a half better than Deron Williams. UNTIL I see Deron Williams play and note he has gotten better, I’m letting Paul keep the crown. If DERON played better last year and Paul was worse, then it’d be different. Capish?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Also, stop saying Kobe stepped up “when it counted.” As I stated before, it counted in the Argentina game too (that was all elimination, incase you didn’t realize) and Kobe was clunking more threes than Antoine Walker on speed. YES, Kobe played great in the final game, god bless him, but Lebron didn’t fail to step up, he deferred to the hot hand. Lebron actually played a fantastic game in the final round of the olympics, Kobe was just taking tough shots and hitting them. That doesn’t excuse playing awful the last few games.
    Once again though, I totally throw out olympic comparisons when gauging players. Is Charles Barkley better than Michael Jordan? No. But the 1992 Olympics would make you think so! It’s a different system, and some people take longer to get used to it. I gauge them on the system they have played enough so you can’t say “well, lack of adjustment time” as an excuse.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    But enough about me being right and BLong being wrong, these are AWESOME covers.

  • RV

    and how did you all decide who was 1 of 2 and 2 of 2?

  • Sean

    Derrick Rose is the 1.

  • http://justbecarl.adultswim.com Larrity

    So has Duncan. He returned this fall leaner and stronger, having spent part of the summer throwing tractor tires (THROWING TRACTOR TIRES!!!) as part of a new training program developed by the team’s strength-and-conditioning staff. Opponents also have quickly learned that Duncan’s shooting stroke, in addition to his tread chucking, looks as smooth as ever.

  • niQ

    OMG THIS COVER CONCEPT IS STRAIGHT UP SICK!…
    except for the fact deron’s hasn’t got to play much this season.

  • MeloMan13

    yo dese covers are firrrrre
    i like both of dem (cp3 slightly more)
    but i think i gotta get the deron one bcuz i mite not be alive to see another Jazz cover

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    RV: Well, Deron was number eleven in the Slam top 50, and Chris Paul was number 5….

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    @niQ: There’s little you can do about an injury, especially when the concept needs to be finalized on a deadline. But I hear you.

  • Sean B

    anthony morrow is the 1

  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    AI should’ve got the cover.

  • Mo

    Will there be Center, Power Forward, Shooting Guard, Small Forward covers too?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Deron Williams will be my new favourite Pg when Nash retires from the game…He’s waiting in the wings to take that number 1 spot! (Chris Paul tentatively has it for the minute….?)

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Mo says:
    Will there be Center, Power Forward, Shooting Guard, Small Forward covers too?
    _______________________________________________
    What do you think of the validity of an Amare – vs – Bosh comparison…??

  • Sean Gaudet

    2 great covers back to back…good job SLAM.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Nash vs Kidd…?? Whose decline is most immenant…? Or obvious….? Poor Nashty…

  • Mendel

    Sorry Slam, but your one step behing ESPN the mag, thats ugly

  • ArmoPimp

    Dope Covers!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Love ‘em.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Not sure how these look anything like the ESPN cover. Sure we were saddened when they did a similar concept, but they did one mediocre looking cover and we did two hot ones. Not to harp on the few negative comments…for the most part you guys seem to be enjoying these, and I’m glad to see that. As for the debate, I think it will be even more fun when Lang and Ryne lead into it.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Jacob J: Our deadlines don’t work like that. The AI trade happened after we finished these. If an AI cover is what you want though…
    Eboy: Always appreciate the support.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Oh man, does this mean last month’s issue of SLAM is not going to be sold any longer?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    PEOPLE SAY YOU DONT WANT TO SWIM WITH SHARKS BUT I’M FASTER THAN SHARKS SO ITS NO BIG DEAL….NASH IS AWESOME!
    _______________________________________________
    http://www.nba.com/video/games/lakers/2008/11/19/nba_chi_lal_0020800158_recap.nba/index.html?player=whatsnew

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Oh my. You guys really keep outdoing yourselves. Two thumbs up.

  • http://slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    ESPN has a magazine?

  • http://www.slam.com Adam Freenie

    For the last time LeBron is better than Kobe! He averages more points, rebounds, steals, assists, freethrows,and has a better shooting percentage. I totally agree with what Jukai said about the olympics. The King rules!

  • jub_al

    dope dope dope covers…

    i might’ve missed it somewhere, but which cover will the west coast receive? or will they both be on display?

  • jub_al

    ok, yep, saw the p.p.s…thanks… that’s what i get for scrolling down to look at the covers and reading the comments before the actual write up of the page….

  • jalee

    awesomee!

  • jdn41

    WOW jazz on the cover i thought this streak would never end

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Adam: I think the King is probably better this year but I wish we could have a good comparison when Kobe is not hurt

  • Jase

    Damn beautiful covers.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I’ll say this again,if Ryan Jones says Kobe is the best player in the world, who are we to argue? 8)

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I’m really excited to read both of these cover stories. Is this Ryne’s first cover story? Props homie.

  • Boing Dynasty

    Wrong #8.

  • tealish

    Very nice covers. I like how they both are of the same color scheme cause it shows it’s the same issue. For me, too many cover variations kind of make it less special. So yes, very nice.

  • Mo

    Sorry Ryne but it’s the Jazz as a team that shuts Paul down. Surely not Deron by himself. He gets blown by by smaller guards too often.

  • Mo

    Dacre, I think the Amare/Bosh has some validity. Those would be nice covers.

  • C-Mac

    lovin derons beard!

  • 800lb

    As a life long Jazz fan, I’m happy. Deron looks badass on the cover, and although I think fans of both players would have rather had a dedicated cover issue you totally have to go for the story.

  • I am the walrus

    Adam Freenie: Statistic dont mean anything

  • Jack

    Hurry up 123 getting to the UK :(

  • Big Marv’

    THanx for the preview glad that i know that Khalid wrote the Stuckey piece. Can’t wait.
    Little info: When the new issue hits the stand in the Big Apple it takes at least four weaks for it to hit the stands and magazineshops in Rotterdam Holland (Thats Western Europe ya’ll).

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    You know, if there was going to be one Jazz player that made the Jazz’s first SLAM cover, I’m glad it was Deron.

  • matt the jazz fan

    Wow! A shout out on the #1 article on slamonline!!! I can die in peace now!
    Thanks (egocentrically) and for the article (whichI’ll get in a couple of months here in belgium) too!

  • German Reignman

    Whats an ESPN anyway ?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    I was wondering where Matt was! :-)

  • matt the jazz fan

    I’m here I’m here – still all aflutter!

    Love the matching colour schemes too.

    Also – notice how they match two franchises that should swap names (h/t Simmons I think).

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    The “spine line” makes light of that exact situation, Matt. Also, I know I need to grow up since 95% of these comments are positive and I’m very proud of that, but did ESPN even run a story on these guys? It was like one quick page. Our issue features exclusive, lengthy q+a’s with these guys. I’ve got to believe real fans will prefer this issue about a million times to 1.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    What’s up with the ESPN hate, Ben?

  • matt the jazz fan

    i’m sure they did.
    but i’m also sure it’s not an either or proposition.
    => i like some of the stuff on espn (i know i know, blasphemy – but it’s usually page2 stuff, so maybe that redeems me somewhat) and most of the stuff on slamonline.
    since you asked ;-)

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    F*ck ESPN.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I don’t hate ESPN at all (except for how crappy SportsCenter is now)—I subscribe to the magazine and read the website all the time (not to mention obviously watching tons of live sports on their channel). I just hate seeing our really nice two covers compared to their really boring one cover.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @Tad:I already said that. Copycat. 8)

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  • collin

    why doesn’t Brandon Roy get a cover, he is one of the top ten players in the league

  • http://joebasketball.blogspot.com JoeBasketball

    Always love a writeup on a point guard. I can’t wait until I get t oread this issue (too bad I have to wait 4 weeks for it to arrive)

  • http://nbl antho

    i say that it is chris paul

  • Anton

    DWill is balding

  • NosebleedSeats

    Where are the Sean May and Joakim Noah covers? THIS IS A TRAVESTY!!!!!!

  • NosebleedSeats

    P.S. (whoa)

  • http://www.slam.com Adam Freenie

    NosebleedSeats: Nobody cares about Noah!

  • El Capitan

    im expecting there to be an allen iverson ish soon seeing as he just got traded, and he has one yearly…it looks like CP3 might be taking his place though…

  • El Capitan

    im expecting there to be an allen iverson ish soon seeing as he just got traded, and he has one yearly…it looks like CP3 might be taking his place though…

  • Marcel

    Thanks again for a great SLAM issue! The cover can’t be as hot as the last one though, that was the best ever!!!

    For me as a Lakers fan I would love to read an article about LA natives Farmar & Ariza. About those two guys being hometown heroes for the city of L.A! Please help me with an article about those two great players, and offcourse their very important role on the bench-mob!!

  • Steezy

    whoa no way u put a jazz o nthe cover haha but srsly one of the best covers in a while u needa melo billups one next or a yougn guns one wit a ton of next level players 25 and under or something *coughrudygayjrsmithetccough*

  • 1tru1

    2 words 2 end the debate…..DERRICK ROSE

  • collin

    Nice covers, but can you please give Brandon Roy some respect please. look at his (and the teams) numbers, dude deserves a cover. don’t hate on him cause he plays for the blazers; they one of the best teams in the L this year.

  • jalee123

    1tru1′s comments sounds good..D Rose!

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  • Michael Mullery

    nice cover, although chris paul is easily better than deron williams these days

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  • TRACY

    I LOVE CHINA

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  • Josh

    i almost passed out when i saw the jazz cover it was like a double take

  • rommel

    this guys really deserve a cover…anyways thanks to the editor for it!

  • rommel

    give portland guys some love… i just thought they deserve it too… young guys running the show would really be exciting. . .im out like golden state in the playoffs.! ciao!!!!

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