They’re the most valu­able team

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Con­grat­u­la­tions to Steve Kerr, the Golden State War­riors and the 2015 NBA Fi­nals MVP, An­dre Iguo­dala, who held his de­fen­sive as­sign­ment to 36 points, 13 re­bounds, and nine as­sists a game.

Wil­liam David Stone

Bev­erly Hills

I’m glad to say that it’s a kin­der and gen­tler world we live in to­day, as ev­i­denced by LeBron James’ per­for­mance in the NBA Fi­nals. Not too long ago, if a player dom­i­nated the num­ber of shots taken, the time of pos­sess­ing the ball and scor­ing, ev­ery­one would be crit­i­ciz­ing him for not be­ing a team player, and call­ing him self­ish. But, in to­day’s more un­der­stand­ing uni­verse, that type of player is praised and con­sid­ered to be the best in bas­ket­ball.

Dennis Butkovich

North Hills

The ir­ra­tional ex­u­ber­ance over the War­riors’ vic­tory over LeBron and the four dwarfs is em­bar­rass­ing. The fact is not a sin­gle player on Golden State’s ros­ter, in­clud­ing Stephen Curry, could start on the Show­time Lak­ers, the ’80s Celtics or the Jor­dan Bulls.

Mark S. Roth

Los An­ge­les

Who would have thought that Shaun Liv­ingston would get a ring be­fore the Clip­pers?

David Newfield

Bur­bank The hack­ers

I re­al­ize Bill Plaschke is paid to en­ter­tain and stim­u­late con­tro­versy but his latest on the Car­di­nals’ hack­ing [“Dodgers fans fair to ques­tion Car­di­nals,” June 17] — com­pletely un­founded, re­futed in ad­vance by one of his al­leged vic­tims, Clay­ton Ker­shaw — sim­ply has no ba­sis in re­al­ity and is the kind of whin­ing one ex­pects from lesser minds.

The “it could have hap­pened” in the face of zero ev­i­dence, or “maybe it hap­pened” but with noth­ing to con­nect his fan­tasy to re­al­ity, re­minds me of some­thing com­ing from Don­ald Trump or Fox News.

Jim B. Par­sons

Canyon Lake

I have a sug­ges­tion for Bill Plaschke: Rather than re­sort to this sort of gib­ber­ish to write a col­umn, sub­sti­tute a “Best of Plaschke” us­ing his top old col­umns. This would give him at least three col­umns to fall back on.

Bert Bergen

La Cañada Open and shut

Has there ever been poorer cov­er­age of a ma­jor golf tour­na­ment than this U.S. Open? Fox and the USGA should be em­bar­rassed. I’m sure some­where Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller and the en­tire NBC golf crew are chuck­ling to them­selves.

Richard Whor­ton

Stu­dio City

I think USGA setup man Mike Davis must have for­got­ten a cou­ple of things when he gave his in­put for the U.S. Open site. The only holes miss­ing at Cham­bers Bay are the wind­mill hole, the anthill hole and the clown’s mouth hole.

Heaven help the poor am­a­teur golfers who play this course.

Frank Tier­heimer


What a dis­ap­point­ment to see such a tree­less, green­less golf course! Cham­bers Bay looks like some­thing like a very bad outer-space movie.

Carol Mar­shall


For years I’ve prayed that I could be able to play golf like Tiger Woods.

Un­for­tu­nately for me and Tiger, my prayers have fi­nally been an­swered.

Robert Cum­mings

View Park No-go on logo

Rather than the Clip­pers’ new re­designed logo, which is pretty much an up­dated ver­sion of their old one, I would sug­gest a com­plete make-over in­clud­ing name change and col­ors. But I guess they fig­ured, why mess with suc­cess?

Michael Gray

Yorba Linda

“Bold, edgy and pow­er­ful?” I’ve looked at the new Clip­pers logo while clos­ing my right eye, then my left, held it up close and then looked from way across the room, and all I see are two things: “Sim­ple, safe and round” and lots of new jersey and T-shirt sales.

Mike Kichaven

Sher­man Oaks The blues

Are the Dodgers con­tenders or pre­tenders? I’m think­ing pre­tenders, and here’s why.

A start­ing ro­ta­tion that has trou­ble get­ting past the fifth or sixth in­ning.

A bullpen made of mid­dle-in­ning, cast-off bot­tom feed­ers.

A short­stop whose ca­reer is over. Joc Ped­er­son lead­ing off. Hit­ters swing­ing at first pitches rather than wait­ing for the op­pos­ing pitcher to throw strikes. Puig ... enough said. A team that can­not beat the Car­di­nals or Giants. Oh, and by the way, the path to the World Se­ries will go through St. Louis and San Fran­cisco.

Al­bert Vi­ola

Porter Ranch

In­ter­est­ing and sad that no Dodgers are in the lead for the All-Star team even though we have one of the best teams in base­ball. But what would one ex­pect when 70% of the fans are shut out from even watch­ing their team play?

Ron­nie DeCe­sare

Va­len­cia Quick hits

So if the Kings win their third Stan­ley Cup in five sea­sons next June (un­like other fran­chises that re­quire six sea­sons to do that) are they greater than a dy­nasty? A monar­chy?

Luke Lederman North Hol­ly­wood

With the Sparks open­ing the sea­son with­out stars Can­dace Parker (rest­ing) and Kristi To­liver (play­ing in Slo­vakia), it gives new mean­ing to WNBA: Will Not Be Avail­able. Pity the fans who pur­chased sea­son tick­ets.

Paul New­mark Pa­cific Pal­isades

Af­ter read­ing about all the in­fight­ing tak­ing place within the Car­son City Coun­cil, I see now that it re­ally is an ideal lo­ca­tion for the Raiders. Go Rams!

David We­ber West Hol­ly­wood

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Ezra Shaw Getty Im­ages

L eBRON JAMES, left, shakes hands with Stephen Curry af­ter the War­riors won the NBA ti­tle.

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