FOR MARCH 23, 2015
Thank you for the gallery of Rich Clarkson photos (LEADING OFF). The shot of Patrick Ewing soaring over Kentucky guard Jim Master in the 1984 Final Four has always been my favorite. It should be noted, however, that Ewing was called for traveling, so the dunk was waved off.
Stephen Hashioka, Chicago
Sammie Coates's friendship with Kenzie Ray is inspiring. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all paid more attention to and celebrated the good that can come out of relationships like these?
Robert Culbertson, Centennial, Colo.
I don't know how well Coates will do in the NFL, but I have a feeling he will do well in life. This Giants fan will root for him no matter which team he is on, and he'll be the No. 1 pick on my Good Guy fantasy team.
Len Farrell, Longs, S.C.
Your story on Patty Mills stirred up a variety of emotions: pride for Mills's rise to NBA champion but shame over certain aspects of my country's history regarding its indigenous people. Still, I was happy to see that you shared the story of Eddie Mabo's struggle with the Australian government and the positive impact it has had on Mills.
Joseph Sapienza Perth, Australia
On Feb. 24, Maryland beat Frank the Tank and Wisconsin 59--53 because of the ballhandling skills of arguably the best guard duo in the country, freshman Melo Trimble and senior Dez Wells. I was disappointed to see that neither was mentioned in Phil Taylor's article on the country's best guards.
Eddie DuPriest Smyrna, Ga.
I thought Michael Rosenberg's essay on college basketball's unbeatens should have at least mentioned UCLA. The Bruins had a record 88-game winning streak from 1971 to '74, including three NCAA championships.
James M Baker Rocklin, Calif.
As die-hard Indiana fans, my household has been on Kentucky Watch all season. Thank you for putting into words what fans of the '76 Hoosiers already know: Although their record will eventually be broken, they will always be tops in our hearts.
Scott Hannon Bloomington, Ind.
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RICH CLARKSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (EWING)
TODD ROSENBERG FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (COVER)
CARLOS M. SAAVEDRA FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ROSENBERG)
GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MILLS)
DENNIS BAKER (COATES AND RAY)