Michael Jordan is a living legend whether or not you want to admit it (“Air Sick,” 5/16). But no one is perfect. Jordan is a human being, not a robot; he has real emotions and feelings, like any other person. Instead of making negative statements about him, [his detractors] should have addressed their comments to him directly, so he could respond. Maybe it’s not easy to be in the spotlight all the time, being watched like you’re under a microscope and knowing that everyone you meet wants something from you. In return, they offer nothing. Do any of these people really care about him? No. Did any of them ask him how he was feeling, or if he needed to talk? Did they even say something nice to him? I doubt it.

Alexandria, Va.