Kids In The NBA: The Dumbing Down Of Professional Basketball

February 13th, 2011 by Greg Starddard Leave a reply »
They're called one and done.  You've no doubt heard the term. Basketball players who attend college for one year and immediately declare for the NBA.

Most have no interest whatsoever in gaining a college education and preparing for life after sports.  Their only desire and focus is to play on the grand stage and collect the big paycheck.

I ain't mad at ya!  But it makes me wonder about Commissioner David Stern and his motives.

What does Teflon Dave think when he hears of Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins being barred from the team plane after fighting with a teammate?  Or arguing with his coach?

Does Teflon Dave think Cousins is mature enough to handle the rigors and pressures of the National Basketball Association?  Does Teflon Dave think all the "one and dones" currently starting, playing, or sitting on the bench in the NBA make the league better?

The league is full of these kids now.  No one can blame them if someone offers them millions of dollars to play a professional game. Heck, I'd take the money and run too, even if I knew I couldn't compete on a high level with the best athlet ...

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