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Be Done With One-And-Done

Bill Michaels
March 05, 2018 - 5:43 pm


It’s about time the NBA stepped in and took care of the “one-and-done” rule.  The rule requiring 18-year olds to play for one year in college, while only attending a minimal semester of school, is a waste of time for both the athletes and the colleges. In addition, forcing a player into college for a year removes another deserving athlete an opportunity for a scholarship position.

In reality we’re only talking about a handful of athletes anyway so what’s the problem here?  On a positive note, maybe this will reduce the number agents slithering beneath the underbelly of college basketball. 

Where the NBA has to take responsibility is the maturation process of these young adults in making sure that they get educated not only on the court but for life off the court.  Banking, laundry, paying bills, relationships; all of which need to be carefully monitored by the league.  When you open the doors to your business, you have to recognize the difference between the life experience of an 18-year-old vs. a grizzled vet at the age of 38.