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February 16, 1998
Skiing is actually very safe, if you're thinking while you do it.—Patrick Allen, Bemus Point, N.Y.
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I commend SI on the recent addition of INSIDE THE NHL. Just when I had given up hope of any meaningful coverage of the Coolest Game on Earth, you afford the NHL equal treatment with other sports.
David O. Klein, New York City

The Starks Reality
How can you justify leaving the Knicks' John Starks (left) off your All-Star picks ( INSIDETHE NBA, Jan. 26)? As a sixth man, Starks plays only about 25 minutes a game, instead of the 40-plus that most of the All-Star guards play. But a comparison of points per 48 minutes at the time your selections came out shows that Starks had outscored every guard on your Eastern Conference All-Star team except for Michael Jordan and Reggie Miller.

Michael Jordan 36.3 points
Reggie Miller 27.7
John Starks 27.2
Steve Smith 24.5
Tim Hardaway 23.6
Damon Stoudamire 22.7
Rod Strickland 19.8
James Maloney, Lenox, Mass.

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