LeBron featured on SI cover has fans crying jinx

LeBron James is featured on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, causing some fans anguish about a potential jinx.

The cover features LeBron James dunking during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals in Atlanta. The phrase "My town, my team" flanks James on both sides.

Some fans do not appreciate the cover, citing the Sports Illustrated ‘cover curse’.


The Indians were one of the teams on a regional cover of the SI baseball preview issue this year, with the subtext "Why Cleveland? Why Not Cleveland? Why the Tribe will win its first series since 1948".

The issue reminded many fans of the 1987 cover featuring the Indians, who went on to finish last in the league with 101 losses.

Cover or no cover, no Cleveland team has won a championship since the Browns in 1964.

The Cavaliers are one win from going to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007, when LeBron James and the Cavs were swept by the San Antonio Spurs.

Besides, if you believe in cover jinxes, the Cavs were already doomed.