Covers of Sports Illustrated with photographs by Walter Iooss Jr. are on display at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Thursday, March 3, 2022. The exhibit “The Perfect Shot: Walter Iooss Jr. and the Art of Sports Photography,” which includes 85 photographs spanning 50 years of Iooss’ career, is on view through Sept. 4. Iooss Okcmoa 01

Sports Illustrated doesn’t have to go down like this

Feb 14, 2002; Akron, OH, USA; St. Vincent-St. Mary’s LeBron James flashes this week’s Sports Illustrated cover with his photo on the cover to reporters in the school cafeteria Mandatory Credit: Phil Mastuzo-USA TODAY NETWORK

The long, sad decline of Sports Illustrated