We live in a day when the news media are not happy with just reporting the news. Reporters search out negative stories, latch on and bring them up day after day. The glass is always half empty.

I have a news flash for Brad Rock: All of us know that Andrei Kirilenko had a weak moment last year during the playoffs and shed some tears. But Andrei has been a joy to watch the last few years. I think it is a shame that Rock and others keep bringing up old news and stooping to a low level. Report the news instead of trying to embarrass the Kirilenko family.

There are so many positive things to write about, and I think positive writing would sell just as well.

Dave Simmons