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March 18, 2002
Baby BoomerI hope LeBron James (Ahead of His Class, Feb. 18) and every other high school phenom turned to page 80 and read the story about JaRon Rush (Reversal of Fortunes). Talent alone is not enough, which is why the greatest basketball player ever, Michael Jordan, has also been one of the hardest-working players ever. Let's hope LeBron et al. understand the importance of this. Oh, and if you can shoot from 15 feet and out, it doesn't hurt either.NEIL FEINER, New York City
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My husband and I agreed that the perfect fourth-place medal (THE LIFE OF REILLY, Feb. 25) wouldn't be made of lead but would be one of those 42-pound, polished-granite curling stones. It would represent the feeling athletes must endure and carry around for the rest of their careers when they fail to score in the top three placements.
KAREN MCLAUCHLAN, Eden Prairie, Minn.

In many ski communities in the Northeast it's referred to as the wooden medal.
BRIAN HILLIARD, Campton, N.H.

At least if you finish fourth in the Olympics you can still call yourself an Olympian, but finishing fourth in the Olympic Trials—now mat's tough.
MIKE BRAND, Tallahassee, Fla.

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