I understand what David Stern is doing, he wants players to have their own fan base before coming to the league, and feels the NCAA is a great way to advertise talent. For the next CBA (collective bargaining agreement) he wants their to be a mandatory 2 year college commitment or players be the age of 20 or two years removed from their high school graduation before entering the draft. I don't like this, why should a player who's talented and has the ability to play against the best in the world go to an institution that is meant for higher learning. As much as like college basketball, players shouldn't be forced to go their unless they want too. Most people go to school to have career so you can support yourself or raise your family. But if you have the ability to support yourself through physical stature or skill go for it. I would never go to college if I can make millions without it, let individuals who want a higher education get that money or opportunity. Having someone for a year or two, whose probably gonna bring investigation, and scrutiny to your institution is not the way. Should a possible first round draft pick out of high school be forced to go to college or is the rule a great way to make the quality of the game better in the NBA (so says David Stern)?
One of the reasons this is good is because too many young players think they can play at the NBA and they end up out of the league real fast and have nothing to go back on and just ruin their lives. There is a long list of players that had no business going to the NBA out of high school and college is a great place to grow up as a person as well as refining your skills to be better equipped to make an impact in the pros.
It means you have to be 19 yrs. old. one tear out of high school. This means a high school athlelete (bball player) can go to college, the dleague, or overseas. A player has to be this age.
The title of your post is ridiculous. There are lots of things you can't do at 18. Nobody cares that you can die at 18 but can't do other things. That's a tired cliche that sounds very immature. The NFL requires two years of college.. If they don't want to get a decent education, they can play pro overseas for a year or two. This rule is great for the nba. Nobody would know about Kevin Love or OJ Mayo or Derrick Rose if they went straight to the NBA. It definitely helps with the fan base. I think most players need a little bit of school as they are generally spoiled throughout high school and don't necessarily learn a lot. You mentioned that going to college will bring investigation to the schools. That's why you don't recruit bad kids! Look at the programs being investigated.. U$C... They are notorious for bending rules for their athletes. It's not the kids faults, it's the schools fault. How about Memphis? Derrick Rose.. throwing up gang signs and cheating on his SAT. Robert Dozier beating his girlfriend and cheating on his SAT. Miami and Florida State.. Clean programs don't have this problem because they recruit good kids. And have you ever heard LeBron James or Kevin Garnett talk? I wish I hadn't. How about Jermaine O'Neal? They could have used an education.
You can't drink legally either.
Nba has this rule now. Should they change it 2 years in college. I watched outside the lines today talking about this very subject. OHIO STATE. Greg Oden and Kosta Koufous, both stopped going to class in April after there fresman years to prepare for the NBA draft. School does not get out until the first of june. So the overall GPA of the buckeyes goes down. Ohio ST. lost two schoolarships this year because of grades. The coach will still recruit one and done players, because they are better athletes than those last two scholarships that are walk ons anyways.
maybe it's just me, but I wish the NBA adopted the 3 years removed rule that college football has
Stop comparing sports to war. It's stupid and unintelligent. If you wanna gripe about something, gripe about the fact that you cannot run for Congress until your 25, but you can sacrifice your life for your country at 18.
Sports is entertainment, and the NBA is trying to put the most entertaining product out on the court. And if that means not including 18 year olds, then so be it. Personally, I think it should be two years removed from high school, and if you wanna make money, go overseas.
Haha it's not just you. I think two years is perfect. 3 might be a little too much but i'd rather have that than no college at all. I'm unclear about the NFL rule being 2 years or 3 years. I thought Portis left Miami after his sophomore season but i'm too lazy to look up the rule.
18 you should also be allowed rent a rental car. you can not rent a car until 25. what is your point. every one knows people are not responsible until 25. anyways
Haha I agree. There is definitely a reason why 18 year olds can not rent cars.
i think the three year rule is to much. i agree nobody want´s to end up with kwame brown, eddy curry and tsyon chandler (at least he plays some ball now). all these players came direct from high school and none of them was ready for the nba. i think this draft was the main reason to change the rules and i agree.
but i disagree to a 2 or even 3 year rule. that is to much. players are forced into real competition now and need tp show there that they are ready.. this one year gives the GM´s the possibility to see if one is ready for the nba or not and the player also... i mean blake griffin stayed one year longer because he saw his game needed improvement when he faced real competion that´s the perfect example. and BJ mullens if he would jumps directly he would have gone top 5 but showed in college he isn´t ready and has dropped!
of course there will always be players and GM´s making wrong decisons but the one year gives them a better chance to not do so. but my point is that some time a player and a gm just has to make his own decisons you can´t prevent them from being dumb if they want to after this year! a 3 year rule would be to hard on players like durant, rose, griffin or mayo who are ready maybe even after high school!
kids are gonna start leaving hs 2 years early to play pro ball instead but................david stern is retarded
You can't leave high school early and play in the NBA. You have to be 19 to be eligible for the draft regardless of when you leave high school.
go whenever they want.
Yeah its 3 years removed from HS to be eligible for the NFL draft.
As far as the rule that is in place now, besides the players gaining attention while in college, its also a great way to help some of these kids mature a little bit. There are government jobs that you have to be a certain age in order to gain that position.
The rule is simple. Its protecting the league and more importantly, like others have said, its protecting these young kids from making poor decisions. For every LeBron James there has been a Korleane Young.