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SPORT FEATURES NBA'S CLASSIEST PLAYERS
Published February 3, 1995
In the wake of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's cover story on the bad boys of the NBA, the current issue of SPORT profiles the NBA's All Class Team. "Amid all this trash-talking, finger-pointing, chest-thumping and camera-posing," the league's classy players are almost "forgotten." The "bad boys of the NBA have muscled the good guys clear out of the spotlight." Among the classy: Joe Dumars, Mark Price, Clyde Drexler, Grant Hill, Dan Majerle, Buck Williams and David Robinson. When asked what caused the problem, some say "the NBA helped create this potential monster when it accepted the Bad Boys image created by Dennis Rodman, Bill Laimbeer and Isiah Thomas." Dumars: "The league and everybody else jumped on that and promoted the heck out of the Bad Boys" (Darryl Howerton, SPORT, 3/95 issue).