After reading your article reliving the legend of the great Raymond Lewis ("The Shooting Legend That the NBA Forgot," Nov. 14), I would like to make a clarification about Lewis' all-too-short career at Cal State Los Angeles.
I attended Cal State L.A. during 1972-75 and witnessed several Diablo--they were not yet called the Golden Eagles--basketball games.
Cal State did not play Indiana State and Larry Bird in the 1973 Bill Cosby Classic. The Bird in that game was William (Bird) Averitt of Pepperdine, who was the player who finished ahead of Lewis for the scoring title.
No matter who the Bird was on that night, Lewis did out-duel him. As a matter of fact, it made Page One of The Times' Sports section that day. You haven't seen Cal State L.A. sports on Page One in recent years.
This is not meant to diminish the article, but rather I thought that you would appreciate this clarification about Lewis' basketball accomplishments.
RICHARD A. CHUNG
I picked up last Sunday's paper at a convenience store and couldn't wait to find your section and read it. It was very informative. I learned so many things about Leimert Park ("Art and Soul," Nov. 14) that I did not know. I've already made plans to go down there and spend several hours getting to know many of the people you included in the article.