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Why was Diana Taurasi, arguably the most determined women's player ever, left off the 6' 0" list?
David Mathieu, Phoenix, Ore.

Bob Cousy ahead of John Stockton at 6' 1"? Cousy never even made 40% of his field goals in a single season, while Stockton's career average was 51.5%. Playing against bigger and quicker athletes than Cousy, Stockton was press-proof in his prime and holds the career records for assists and steals.
Mave Hedberg, St. George, Utah

I'm surprised you chose Dave Bing ahead of Steve Nash for players at 6' 3". Bing was a prolific scorer, but Nash has won two MVP awards to Bing's zero, and he has many more assists.
Alex Stewart, Vancouver

How about David Thompson at 6' 4"? In college Thompson was a three-time first-team All-America and a two-time college player of the year, and led N.C. State to the 1974 national championship, stopping UCLA's streak of seven consecutive titles. With the Denver Nuggets he was an All-Star in both the ABA and the NBA and once scored 73 points in an NBA game. The only player as spectacular as Thompson during his era was Julius Erving, with whom he engaged in the greatest slam dunk competition ever at the ABA All-Star Game.
Chuck Stuber, Raleigh

I know that he has only been in the league for five years, but would you really keep the 6' 8" LeBron James off the list? Shouldn't he be ahead of runners-up like Neil Johnston and Dolph Schayes?
Tom Campbell, Columbus, Ohio

Don't tell me that 6' 8" Dominique Wilkins gets overlooked again?
Jeff Davis, McDonough, Ga.

After having to hear endless tales of how Boston is now the sports mecca of the universe, thank you for picking Magic Johnson over Larry Bird at 6' 9". Showtime lives!
Brandon Carter, Half Moon Bay, Calif.

If you had one game to win with the fate of civilization depending on the outcome, would you really take Magic for your team over Bird?
Josh Hall, Terre Haute, Ind.

Hakeem Olajuwon over Tim Duncan for best 7-footer? Duncan already has two MVP awards to Olajuwon's one and has won four NBA titles to Olajuwon's two.
Craig Miller, Dallas

How could you put stumblebum Zydrunas Ilgauskas as the top 7' 3" player over Arvydas Sabonis? Ilgauskas, who grew up idolizing Sabonis, couldn't hold Sabonis's jockstrap if it were stitched into his hands.
Dave Vecsi, Portland

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