MAGIC AND WAYNE
You picked the right subject for your Aug. 22 cover, but you blew it by picturing Earvin Johnson with Wayne Gretzky. Magic is a great basketball player and has had his share of covers on your magazine, but he did not deserve this one. Gretzky should have had the spotlight to himself.
Your Aug. 22 cover was one of the worst I have ever seen. The photo looks like a cut-and-paste job. Magic Johnson's welcome of Wayne Gretzky may have been in person, but not according to your picture.
WALTER F. ZOLLER
?The photo on SI's cover, reproduced here without logo and billing, and Johnson's welcome of Gretzky were both genuine.—ED.