Dennis Brian Caulfield, New York City
Michael Jordan, six NBA titles; Bill Russell, 11. Until James can add championships to his statistics, he's just another very good player.
Jay Wheeler, Kissimmee, Fla.
Regarding Charles P. Pierce's suggestion that James could be the best ever: With all the drugs available to treat male dysfunction, perhaps Pierce's problem with premature adulation can be treated.
Scott E. Copple, Lincoln, Neb.
The excellent piece by Grant Wahl on ESPN's Doug Gottlieb's criticizing Wisconsin's Brian Butch (Scorecard, Feb. 21) should be must reading for NCAA athletes. College life is preparation for real life, and failing to meet expectations is a part of it. Wahl deserves credit for keeping the issue in front of us, and when Butch, Greg Stiemsma and Kammron Taylor lead Wisconsin to a Final Four appearance in two years, maybe we'll be sending thank-you notes to Gottlieb.
Bill Te Winkle, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Thanks for the big eight-page NASCAR Preview (Feb. 21). Couldn't you guys have done better than that? Baseball, football and basketball get much more in their respective season previews. NASCAR is the fastest-growing sport in popularity, and though it will probably never rival the NFL, it will soon give the rest of those sports a run for their money.