Makes sense to me. If you can vote and die for your country in war (at age 18),
you can probably decide whether to play pro basketball.
Here's the part I don't get. The reason the NBA gave for imposing a
minimum age requirement was because young people aren't physically
developed enough to play in the NBA without getting hurt. So presumably
it's a player safety issue.The problem is, as the body
degenerates as it ages, becoming too old also makes an NBA player more likely to
get hurt. So doesn't there also need to be a maximum age for NBA
players?For example, look at Kobe...entered the NBA at 18 and
adapted quickly. He didn't start getting hurt until he got too old. If
the NBA is really concerned about player safety, they would impose a mandatory
Sure, why not ask the kids to commit to at least 2 years of College, or else go
to NBA directly? The issue here is that without an education, any life will be
less than it could be, and a general college education can enhance beyond money
the full life of any athlete. It should be a a recognized privilege, to get a
full ride scholarship to attend school, and come with the requirement of at
least obtaining an Associates degree, 2 years towards the 4 year bachelors
degree. Ask Bill Walton, or Kareem, or other athletes like Steve Kerr, Steve
Young, etc. if they are glad they received the college education. Everyone knows
how easily a very physical job of any kind can go wrong in an instant.
Make sense to me. Look at Kentucky, will those kids be gone again or is it going
to be Uconn this time?