What's the problem with UCLA basketball? People such as Mr. Selkirk (Viewpoint, Dec. 19) and others like him! While he states that "Bruin fans certainly don't expect a national title every year," he disparages the efforts and abilities of Walt Hazzard who just last year led the Bruins to a top 20 national ranking, the Pac-10 title, and victory in the Pac-10 tournament.
Now, at the start of the new season, there are embarrassingly low turnouts at Pauley Pavilion. Just what do the Bruin fans expect? If the basketball team is to be a perennial contender, it must have strong community support. What are people such as Mr. Selkirk expecting? He seems to be thinking "when we finish in the top 10 for several years in a row, then I'll start attending games." It won't work that way, Mr. Selkirk.