Thanks for giving the defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons the respect they deserve (Let's Get Physical, May 9). Too often athletes who play the right way end up getting little recognition because it's not so much fun to talk about things like teamwork and defense. As a high school basketball coach, I wish my players would pattern their approach after Ben Wallace's work ethic. The life lessons they will learn from being a team player will stay with them far into the future.
Casey Caid, Three Oaks, Mich.
Thanks for reminding everyone that the NBA finally gets exciting again when the teams pick up the defensive intensity. The regular season is about finesse and survival. The postseason is about toughness, both physical and mental.
Scott Enright, Los Angeles
Shame on former LPGA star Mickey Wright for minimizing Sorenstam's fantastic achievements by insinuating that she is winning by intimidating the field (Dominance in Disguise, May 9). Excuse me, but isn't that exactly what the greats do in all sports? Didn't Bobby Jones; didn't Nicklaus; doesn't Tiger? Annika is the best ever. Let's all give her the recognition she deserves.