In defending Warriors guard Jamal Crawford, who has never made the playoffs in his nine NBA seasons (POINT AFTER, April 27), Phil Taylor excuses Crawford's sometimes playing "less than inspired defense" by asking, "Who in the NBA doesn't [play that way]?" How about Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Tim Duncan? Crawford may be a good guy, but that isn't what gets a team to the playoffs.
Marc Wilson, Augusta
Eyes of the Beholders
Congrats to your design team (EDITOR'S LETTER, April 27). The new layout is cleaner, the stories are easily accessible and the headline typeface is very impactful.
Matthew Krob, Director
Publications and Graphic Design
Saint Louis University
... I was delivered a magazine today that actually made my eyes hurt.
Aimee Foster, Stuart, Fla.
... My favorite aspect of the redesign is the relocation of the captions from inside the LEADING OFF images to the side, so they no longer dilute the photos' magnificence.
Doug Foran, Aloha, Ore.
... I'm not big on change usually, but I think I could get used to the new look. It's really the articles that matter, and their good quality hasn't changed.
North Potomac, Md.
... I love the new format—Inside columns up front, THE VAULT in the back. It keeps the magazine fresh for longtime readers.
Steve Osborne, Fulton, N.Y.
... I hate some of the new changes, especially The VAULT/SI.COM section. It's a four-page advertisement for SI.com.
Andrew W. Barrett
... I must air one grievance: You have taken the once jovial, Kingsford-charcoal-man Dan Patrick and turned him into a somber semblance of actor Chris Cooper.
C. David Luckenbaugh Plainsboro, N.J.