This article will look at the 50 most influential NBA-related Sports Illustrated covers since the magazine first started publishing in the early 1950s.
This is not a ranking of the most influential covers, but rather a historical look at all of the influential covers throughout the years.
I have started at the beginning and worked up my way to the present day.
Sit back and enjoy a look at NBA history through the covers of Sports Illustrated.
All photos courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/.