ESPN The Magazine’s NBA Playoffs Issue—on newsstands Friday—takes a deeper dive into some of the stories that have made headlines throughout this season. The issue includes thoughtful, unique and contemplative features with key players and coaches: LeBron James, Steph Curry, Isaiah Thomas, Pat Riley and Mike D’Antoni, among others.
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ESPN The Magazine’s NFL Draft Issue, on newsstands April 14, features an in-depth Q&A with Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, the consensus No. 1 pick. He talks football, poetry, dinosaurs and ‘80s rock while promising to leave his mark on NFL history and torment any team that dares pass him up on Draft Day. (He’s looking at you, Cleveland.) The issue also features profiles on North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky, one of the top quarterbacks available, and UCLA edge rusher Takkarist McKinley, a likely first-rounder who found football success despite being abandoned by both parents as a child. We’ll also have Jon Gruden’s take on the five top QBs in the draft, a first-round Mock Draft by our ESPN Insiders Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr., and more.
ESPN The Magazine’s MLB Preview Issue highlights various players to watch this season including an in depth profile of Corey Seager, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ big-hitting phenom and reigning National League rookie of the year. Although his 6-4 frame isn’t built for shortstop, his work ethic and meticulous preparation are. The piece also explores Seager’s fear of failure as the catalyst behind his hard work and his success.
In collaboration with TrueHoop, ESPN The Magazine’s annual Analytics Issue offers an inside look at the art and science of peak performance in the NBA. The issue delves into players’ seriously fascinating obsession with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, explores the league’s new party culture and how it explains the historically great performance of road teams, and offers a layered and thoughtful cover story on Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook and how this lifelong underdog found his singular drive.
ESPN The Magazine’s Entertainment Issue is back, with two stars who lit up the pop culture landscape this weekend, each paired with an NBA phenom, on the eve of the league’s All Star Weekend.
ESPN The Magazine’s Super Bowl Preview Issue, on newsstands Friday, focuses on the game as the defining cultural moment of the year for sports fans—the event that brings families and friends around TVs all over the world to see how the season-long drama will end.
The NFL Chemistry Issue explores the various personalities and elements that either bring teams together – or tear them apart. Highlights include a cover story on Oakland Raiders’ Derek Carr as well as features on Seattle Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor, Buffalo Bills’ Richie Incognito and more.
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