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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Random Thought

I believe the NBA age rule needs to be changed. The current rule is of course that each player has to be one year removed from high school in order to enter the NBA draft. In theory, it is a decent rule. The more skilled a player is when he enters the NBA the better for the league. It also helps the college game by having the best players play at least a year.

The one year and done player though can basically turn the term "student-athlete" into a joke because he definitely doesn't need to go to class the second semester and he can take ridiculously easy classes the first semester. It is just another example of the NCAA being hypocritical. We won't get into that for now.

I'm with Dick Vitale on having the college baseball rule. Which is basically you can enter the draft after high school, but if you go to college you must stay for 3 years. That would let the elite players go straight to the NBA but keep most players in college for a few years. I would also accept 2 years, but one year and done is just a sham. Let the players who are good enough go and make a living. The NBA and college games would be helped greatly by the rule change.

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