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What a great photo
on your Celtics championship cover: Bill Russell, the greatest basketball
player ever (sorry, Michael) and Kevin Garnett, the epitome of unselfish team
play, standing side by side. The expressions on their faces say it all: Winning
a championship is the best feeling in the world, and it never grows old.
Danny Ainge (Seems
Like Old Times, June 30) said his 1980s Celtics did not have a player "as
cool and poised and who could shoot the ball like" Ray Allen. Did he forget
I've lived in
Philadelphia all of my 23 years, and your two-page opening photo of the
celebration in Boston is the kind of scene that keeps me praying. I need a
championship. I need it now. Philly's gotta be next, right?
Full of Beans
Mark Bechtel has a
lot of nerve asking Boston sports fans to pipe down (PLAYERS, June 30). After
enduring chants such as "1918," "maybe next year" and "26
rings" for more years than I care to admit, I'm proud of my teams and I'll
shout it out at the top of my lungs to anyone who cares to listen—and to those
who don't. Deal with it.
Being a Boston
sports fan is not as easy as one might think: Just consider all the money we
have to spend on championship hats and T-shirts!
Lakers lose in the Finals was hard enough, but having to do it with all those
Boston fans in L.A. bragging about their teams was even more torturous. Still,
I have to wonder: If Boston is so great, why are they living in Los Angeles?
Gangs of Oakland
It is poignant and
ironic that Bill Russell graced the cover of the issue that contains George
Dohrmann's story about young African-American athletes no longer seeing sports
as a way out in Oakland (How Dreams Die, June 30) because of gang violence
there. Russell's alma mater, Oakland's legendary McClymonds High School, is
mentioned in Dohrmann's story—but only in connection with a football player who
was shot and killed in 2000.