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'Worse than no coverage'

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On Oct. 24 the U.S. National Basketball Association came to town. The morning of the game you would never have known it reading the Free Press sports except for an ad, which the NBA had to pay for itself.

There were no player lineups or pre-game features. There was no mention that the building was nearly sold out for an exhibition game. As far as the Free Press was concerned, there was no big-league sporting event in town that day.

The Oct. 25 game coverage was even worse than no coverage at all. Your sports columnist embarrassed your paper and the city by somehow confusing a basketball game with a hockey lockout. To use one of his words, the entire article was gross.

Sports coverage is about letting those who could not attend know what took place. We would have liked to have seen game highlights and player interviews and gotten more reaction from the 12,000 enthusiastic fans who attended.

We only hope the Free Press sports department's poor coverage won't sour the NBA on future visits.

TERRY ASELTINE

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 27, 2012 A16

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