Sports Illustrated put its focus on L.A. sports in its most recent issue. The news hook was that the Dodgers are in first place, the Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals, and the Lakers and Clippers were in the NBA playoffs.
No one does sports visuals better than Sports Illustrated, and three of their images just blew me away …
COVER PHOTO: Lakers legend/Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson goofs around with Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp at Chavez Ravine.
INSIDE TWO-PAGE SPREAD: This photo illustration just knocked off my socks off. The magazine designers cut the Staples Center floor in three images — a Clippers game, a Kings game and Lakers game. Also, in the scoreboard video image above the court, the page designer placed a photo of a game being held at Dodger Stadium. I absolutely LOVE this photo illustration.
TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE: This photo is my favorite one of all. I think Los Angeles is one of the most beautiful cities in the world at night, and this image captures my imagination. At the bottom of the image is Staples Center and the downtown skyscrapers. At the top left of the photo you can see the lights of Dodger Stadium — that magnificent ballpark built into a hilltop. I had never seen a photo like this before.