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March 12, 2007
Frosh Princes With all due respect to Kevin Durant (Phenomenal Freshmen, Feb. 19), Greg Oden deserved the SI cover. Ohio State is near the top of the rankings, and Oden's dominating defense is the main reason. While Durant projects to Kevin Garnett, Oden has been compared with Bill Russell and Tim Duncan. Whom would you rather have? Anthony Lanatto, Philadelphia
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March 12, 2007

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I was president of MSG Network from 1985 to '91 and president of Madison Square Garden from 1991 to September '94. You stated that Dave Checketts helmed the Garden in 1994. For the record, Mr. Checketts did not become Madison Square Garden's full-time president until early '95. Although Mr. Checketts, along with Ernie Grunfeld and Pat Riley, should be given credit for the success of the Knicks from 1991 to '94 and for continuing the success of the Knicks, the Rangers and Madison Square Garden from 1995 to 2001, credit for the '94 Stanley Cup New York Rangers and the "exorcism of a 54-year championship curse" should go to Neil Smith, Mike Keenan, Mark Messier and many other outstanding players and individuals involved with that historic team.
Bob Gutkowski, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

EDITOR'S NOTE: An early version of the article Lord Jim, which referred to an SI poll that did not exist, was taken from the magazine's electronic editing system and posted on SI.com on Feb. 6 for seven hours. That incorrect version was also distributed to other media before being recalled. SI regrets the error and has new systems in place to prevent a recurrence.

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