Sports Illustrated's 50 Most Iconic Covers

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Charles Barkley, 1986

He is a former professional basketball player who is currently a television analyst. Going by the nickname “Sir Charles”, he played 16 seasons in the NBA. Although he was shorter than the typical forward, he utilized his strength and aggression to succeed.

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Nadia Comaneci, 1976

Now a retired Romanian gymnast, she was a five-time Olympic gold medalist which she won in individual events. She was the first  Olympic gymnast to be awarded the perfect score 10.0. She followed that up by earning 6 more perfect scores, the only Olympian to date to receive such scores.

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The More You Know

  • In 1978, Tim Allen was arrested for possession of 1.4 pounds of cocaine and was sentenced to three to seven years in jail. He was let out on parole after two years and four months.
  • Paris Hilton has size 11 feet.
  • Vince Vaughn is missing part of his thumb.
  • Ryan Cabrera has a tattoo of Ryan Gosling's face on his leg.
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