Letters to the Editor: A story about the Lakers’ $20k championship rings? No thanks
To the editor: I am disgusted at the Los Angeles Times for its front-page article on the Lakers’ gaudy $20,000 NBA championship rings. The Lakers’ “struggles of winning a title during a pandemic” are the very same struggles that the losing teams endured.
I’d rather see an article about rich athletes paying the rent for a struggling family for a year or more, paying for reading and math tutors for poor kids struggling to catch up with their peers, or paying all the college expenses of a child from a poor family.
Many already do such charity work, so let’s celebrate that instead.
Virginia S. Newton, Tarzana
To the editor: While hundreds of thousands of people are homeless in this country, millionaire professional basketball players are given gold and diamond rings valued at $20,000.
Imagine if each player on the Lakers auctioned his ring and donated the proceeds to feed the hungry and house the homeless. How’s that for a legacy?
Steve Miller, Encino
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