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whats ya'll opinion on the age limit rule? should highschoolers be allowed to make the jump?

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whats ya'll opinion on the age limit rule? should highschoolers be allowed to make the jump?

just curious because me and some of my teammates have been talking about it the past couple days..i think they should be allowed...some say well if they dont pan out then there life is over...to that i say.1. they can always go back to college with a nice rookie contract2. you can make a great living in europe ( ask korleone young whos makeing 250k for 6 months of basketball a year


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The story just broke that he's skipping his senior year of high school to play in Europe for 2 years, so he can come back into the country and play in the NBA after that. This could be the future of basketball as long as there's a rule that says you need to be 19 and out of high school for a year before going pro. The NBA still benefits, but it could end up hurting the college game. I guess I'm fine with that though, since the NCAA is a corrupt company in the first place.

I hate the age rule though and I think that players should be able to make the jump to the pros whenever they want. If an NBA team wants to take a chance on an unproven player in the 1st round and give them some guaranteed money, that's fine with me. It's no different than paying Eddy Curry $10 mil to sit on your bench for a season.

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They should definately be

They should definately be allowed to make the jump from high school. The only reason they want them to go to college is so the NCAA can make their money off of these kids talent. If you can join the military when your 18 you sure as hell can and should be able to join the NBA.
And if the kid isnt quite ready to play in the NBA they could always send him down the NBDL. Let the kids make some money for themselves.

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Jeremy T

I think that you should be at least 19 to enter the NBA.
They need good players, but some of them, are bad. The NBA is good, but the NCCA is COLLEGE basketball, so like Tyler Hansonbrough, on North Carolina. he should get drafted by the NBA. Besides the coaches would be dumb, if they payed Eddy Curry to sit on the bench for a season and still pay him 10 million bucks. He is not playing or helping the team, so why should he get payed if he just sits on his butt for the whole season instead of helping his team win, and so the NBA can draft him and so he can prove he is a good player.

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The Jump

The players should be forced to attend high school all the way thru their Senior year. If you drop out early then you can't enter the draft until your 20! I think this is absolutely necessary. No kid is ever making a good decision to drop out of High School. You can't allow this to become a trend among high school athletes. They are not mature enough to make this decision and if the parents allow it they are total trash monkeys. If you don't graduate that's fine, but bailing out early like some punk ass chump? Not acceptable! The crapy NBA commisioner needs to be the stuborn prick that he is with this issue more than any other. And no, the answer to this problem is not to remove the age requirement that was just instated a few years ago.

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Please people do your research

We have some naive people who believe that young people being professional athletes are even let me dare say it movie stars is not happening. A lot of child stars are tutored because there schedules are too hectic for regular school. This guy is going to be home schooled. He is also going to be playing basketball, making some good money, working on this game, learning new cultures and some much more than typical school learning. He is learning life which is more important than book smart and he is still getting he books smart too. There are some people with decent education that have never experienced life outside the states. Please do not be some caught up in conventional standards that you forget there are many way to accomplish the goal we people have to make up our American dream. You can't prohibit or bash people who use their freedoms to better themselves because you have some people who do not get it right. Some people will never get it right.

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i think its unfair

i dont know if its racism because it could be but i think its more of economics, The NCAA makes money having great players in thier business so they can exploit them and make all that commerical revenue. The NBA gets the privelage of them advertising the players before they get to the league and also they are able to scout players against bettter competition. And the racism part its ridiculous that kids can go pro in golf soccer and tennis and thats morrally acceptable. But when a young black kid wants to do the same their ostracize for not valueing education its a total double standard, If ur a man of age and have the proper job qualifications the job should be yours

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i think its unfair

i dont know if its racism because it could be but i think its more of economics, The NCAA makes money having great players in thier business so they can exploit them and make all that commerical revenue. The NBA gets the privelage of them advertising the players before they get to the league and also they are able to scout players against bettter competition. And the racism part its ridiculous that kids can go pro in golf soccer and tennis and thats morrally acceptable. But when a young black kid wants to do the same their ostracize for not valueing education its a total double standard, If ur a man of age and have the proper job qualifications the job should be yours

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Bfresh, I love you post

Bfresh you are correct man. It is hard to define if it is racism but let's be real everyone hold some sort of prejudice. You can see it in who people will and won't hang out with. You can see it in dating. This goes beyond race mostly because your own race can have a negative or positive image of you without knowing. This society is made up of a majority race and many minority races. Basketball and football are 2 sport where there is a large number of African American athletes. Basketball on a ratio scale may have the largest. Also there are no pads and helmets to disguise what a person looks like. There is a stigma that goes with being black and no matter what we say or do, people will see that and also because of culture likes and dislikes, the majority race and even some of of our own race does not like seeing young black men with that kind of money. Maybe if basketball was not as popular than it would be different. You can not knock people like David Stern because he knows that in order to make money you have understand your customers and regardless of their lack of good judgment on these issue, he has to put a structure that appeals to the customers and their way of thinking. I believe as long as this stigma of black people exist there will always be a double standard whether for good or bad.

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jamescmedlock

should be forced to finish hs?..lol..and why is that..the purpose of even going is to get a good job so you can support youre self and family so whats wrong with getting extra training in the profession youre gonna be doing for youre life?..so you think all these child actors and other sport figures and all the european players that come to the nba without finishing there classes or being home schooled are punk ass?..you make zero sense

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