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I thought I would be writing in to mock Dr. Z's Mock Draft (May 1), but instead I must bow to his insight. He called six right on the money, six more just one off their draft order and two more only two positions away. He had 12 of the remaining picks in the first round and only missed on six selections. That's pretty good prognosticating.
N. John Garcia, Isle of Palms, S.C.

The Riley Factor

In the 1980s I was a die-hard, twentysomething Celtics fan who hated everything about the Lakers, including Pat Riley ( Pat Riley Won't Give In, May 1). Now I think he's the best coach the NBA has ever seen. He gets the most out of his players, and he gives everything back to his team.
Stephen D. Boen, Kansas City, Mo.

Dunkee Haughty

I'm impressed that Dwight Howard signed a T-shirt with a picture of Kobe Bryant dunking over him (Players, May 1). No way Kobe ever signs a photo of Howard dunking on him.
Doug Glick, Royersford, Pa.

Bruce Almighty

Thanks for Grant Wahl's enlightening article on Bruce Arena (Taking On the World, May 1). I was delighted when he was named coach of the U.S. national soccer team. For my college graduation present, a friend and I are going to Germany in hopes of seeing the Red, White and Blue in action. Even if we can't score tickets, we'll be happy to put on our Landon Donovan jerseys and head to the bars to celebrate our Yanks and the man who has guided them so brilliantly for the past eight years.
Danny Cole, Bethesda, Md.

Net Gain

I commend Rick Reilly for so clearly defining Africa's malaria problem and what we can do to solve it: donate money to the United Nations Foundation for mosquito nets that can save the lives of the 3,000 children who die each day. (Life of Reilly, May 1). As an ex--soccer mom who has coached five-year-olds in youth soccer herd ball, I was compelled to give part of my net income to such a worthy cause. I consider Rick Reilly a net prophet.
Linda Sennett, Knoxville, Tenn.

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