By writing their own scripts, espnW Woman of the Year Becky Hammon and the rest of our Impact 25 restored a long-dormant optimism about sports' power to lift us up.
In ESPN The Magazine, Allison Glock spends the day with Mario Chalmers and finds his toughest opponent is his dad.
Kevin Durant has kept busy during the lockout -- coaching Pee-Wee teams, becoming a YouTube sensation. Allison Glock writes about how he doesn't need the NBA to become a star, but the NBA sure needs him.
Love Hurts. We've all learned that painful lesson -- just not as publicly as the Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki did last year. Dirk opens up about his experience in the Jan. 25 issue of ESPN The Magazine.