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In reading your essay on the NBA's future (SCORECARD, March 7), I couldn't help but note how different basketball is from other major sports in that the loss of a single player could mean that a team with the best record one season could have the worst record the next. The NBA needs to adopt the NFL's franchise-player tag, which would enable teams to retain their stars. Otherwise, why would fans risk buying season tickets when the loss of just one player can turn their team into a laughingstock?
Adam R. Geldhof
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I would like to commend Joe Posnanski for his excellent column on Nick Charles (POINT AFTER, March 7). I remember when Nick was the anchor at WJZ in Baltimore. I always enjoyed the way he delivered the sports reports—he maintained an air of professionalism while making you feel as if he were talking directly to you. It will be some time before we find another like him.
Glen Burnie, Md.
As a high school student in the early 1980s, I vividly remember forcing myself to stay awake each night to watch CNN's Nick Charles and Fred Hickman give me the sports recap. Long before the current firehose of instant sports information, Nick and Fred were my only source of the day's events. I read your account of Charles's battles with cancer with great remorse, but ultimately, with great hope. His outlook on life is all I could hope to emulate if I were in the same situation.
Bill Hamilton, Augusta