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February 22, 2010
As an Asian-American and former high school basketball player, I am saddened that racism directed toward Asian-Americans in the sports arena persists. I am glad you were able to highlight, through Jeremy Lin, how people don't often fit into the stereotypical packages in which others place them. I hope Lin continues to be underestimated all the way to the NBA.
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February 22, 2010

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As an Asian-American and former high school basketball player, I am saddened that racism directed toward Asian-Americans in the sports arena persists. I am glad you were able to highlight, through Jeremy Lin, how people don't often fit into the stereotypical packages in which others place them. I hope Lin continues to be underestimated all the way to the NBA.

Michael Pai, Lake Oswego, Ore.

In this era of one and done, it was refreshing to read about a true student-athlete (Harvard School of Basketball, Feb. 1). Jeremy Lin is a worthy role model, and he can play the game too.

Don Harrison, Fairfield, Conn.

As a former Cameron Crazy, I get that college basketball's sixth man is supposed to make life hard for visiting opponents. But taunting a player's ethnicity needs to be off-limits, especially considering the disproportionate number of Asian-Americans on college campuses compared with their general invisibility in college sports.

Jonathan Tran, Waco, Texas

Staying Power

Yes, Tim Duncan's consistent and stoic greatness is overlooked (SCORECARD, Feb. 1), but because his physical advantage is based on his lengthy wingspan and not his leaping ability, Father Time will have less of an effect on his game as he ages. The reports of the Spurs' championship window closing anytime soon have been greatly exaggerated.

Dennis Brian Caulfield

New York City

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