North Carolina guard Vince Carter drives strong to the hoop during a Feb. 1998 game against Georgia Tech. Four months later, Carter would be seelcted fifth overall in the 1998 draft by Golden State, who quickly traded him to Toronto for fourth overall pick Antawn Jamison. Another Tar Heel, John Henson, is trying to prove to NBA teams he’s worth a lottery pick, says SI’s Sam Amick, but his lack of body strength has been scaring some teams away. (Bob Rosato/SI)
LeBron James skies for a dunk on Serge Ibaka during Thursday’s Heat-Thunder game. Although Ibaka ended up blocking this attempt, James and Miami got the last laugh with a 100-96 win to tie up the NBA Finals at 1-1. Game 3 is Sunday in Miami. (Greg Nelson/SI)
BRANDON ROY COMEBACK?
“Lord willing, I will play again soon,” Roy wrote in a series of tweets. “Yes, I’m preparing for a comeback. I’m training daily. I’m preparing for a return next year. I appreciate the love. Hopefully I’ll be back on the floor soon. Health is good.”
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