The Zionist Conspiracy
Friday, May 16, 2003
This week's Sports Illustrated features the Nets (with Jason Kidd pictured) on the cover.
Conventional wisdom is that the mythical SI jinx will cause the Nets to lose in the Eastern Conference finals, with Jason Kidd bolting for San Antonio a few weeks later. Such was the case with the 1998 Jets, who had won 7 in a row before Keyshawn Johnson appeared for them on an SI cover and they promptly lost to the Broncos in the AFC Championship. That very well might happen again, but in fairness, the SI myth does not always hold true. After all, in 1994, the Rangers went on to win the Stanley Cup, ending 54 years of futility despite Mark Messier's appearance on SI's cover during the playoffs.