• Simeon’s Jabari Parker confronts the Sports Illustrated cover jinx

Sports Illustrated proclaims Simeon junior Jabari Parker “the best high school basketball player since LeBron James” on the cover of its current issue.

That’s typical glossy-magazine hype, especially in an era when Time puts a breastfeeding woman on its cover, and Newsweek‘s labels Barack Obama “the first gay president.”

Even so, it does set off the BS detector, as I seem to recall a certain pretty good player, also at Simeon, named Derrick Rose in between Parker and James.