- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
- TAMPA BAY buccaneersENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYSJune 28, 2012
- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
One group of kids studies hard and scrubs bathrooms; the other studies hard and helps the poor. It seems both should be regarded equally, yet the contrast between your stories on Findlay Prep's basketball program and Jamie Moyer's family (Only in Baseball, April 13) couldn't have been greater. Moyer and his family are treated warmly, even though Karen Moyer and her seven children spend part of the year in Bradenton, Fla., while Jamie pitches in Philadelphia, so his two oldest boys, who show promise in baseball, can attend IMG Academy. Their dad wants them to have "the best possible coaching. Access to experts in nutrition. Weight training. Good competition. Exposure." How is that different from Findlay Prep's approach to basketball? The difference is simply one of perception. The reality is both places try to further the lives of young people through sports.
LeBron James is not the MVP of the league (INSIDE THE NBA, April 13). That honor should belong to Kobe Bryant. Kobe plays in the West, where all eight playoff teams won at least 48 games; in the East only three did. LeBron has been feasting on no-defense, mail-it-in losers.
I represent Scottie Pippen in litigation pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County (Ill.), and wanted to point out that your article (How and Why Athletes Go Broke, March 23) did not mention that he has already recovered more than $10 million in a lawsuit against his former financial adviser. Additional suits against his former attorneys and accountants are currently being prosecuted and will soon be scheduled for jury trial.
For reprints of SI covers visit SIcovers.com