It's refreshing to see how Tim Duncan has kept things in perspective throughout his career. He quietly spends his free time with his wife and kids rather than living his life in the public eye, and he keeps his focus on continuing to be an elite basketball player as opposed to trying to make millions in endorsements.
James Welch, Denver, N.C.
It doesn't matter that Duncan has fewer hops than other NBA greats (21 Shades of Gray). Unlike most big men, who are often admired for their unnecessary flamboyance, Duncan uses his impeccable footwork in the paint to dunk on people.
Moss Seros, Los Angeles
I loved your story on Jabari Parker (... The Best High School Basketball Player Since LeBron James ...). I couldn't believe his high school coach was floored when Jabari's mother said that Jabari would be a student first and that he would go to church on Sundays. We definitely need more moms like Lola Parker setting boundaries for our athletes.
Mary Radloff, Dyersville, Iowa
While you were right to compare Parker's struggle with whether he should postpone his two-year mission to what Danny Ainge and Steve Young experienced in college (To Serve Or Not To Serve), you left out another phenom and fellow Mormon who had to make the same decision: Bryce Harper.
Nate Nease, Las Vegas