Sports Illustrated's 50 Most Iconic Covers

As a magazine pertaining directly to some of the best athletes in the world, listed below are some of the best Sports Illustrated portraits over the years. Some of the most memorable include the most recognizable figures in the athletic industry.

Michael Jordan, 1998

Known also by his initials MJ, Jordan is an American businessman and was a professional basketball player, known by many as the greatest of all time. His success led to the NBA’s popularization throughout the 1980s and 1990s. 


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