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Either Way, It's Racism and It Doesn't Go Away

June 06, 1987

Finally someone had the courage to publicly tell the truth! Larry Bird is overrated. In your article you wrote, "If Isiah Thomas were white . . . " it would have created quite a stir. The reality is that if Isiah Thomas were white, he would be called the best in the NBA. Why? Because when a white player is good, the media portrays him as "great" and "the best of all time."

You and your colleagues promote and grossly distort Bird's strengths and good performances and virtually ignore his shortcomings and his many mediocre performances.

SHELDON CURRY

Inglewood

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