Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Taxation without Representation; or Adam Silver wants to lower the Black Youth employment rate
The NCAA and NBA are back at it again, with the NBA making noises about further tightening restrictions on who's allowed to work in their industry.
And of course, he's doing it for the kids!!
Silver said he's "rethinking" his position on the age limit. He called the process "half and done" for freshmen who turn pro after their first seasons on campus, suggesting the players in that pool fail to make academics a priority.
"I don't think it's fair to characterize them as going to one year of school," Silver said on Cowherd's show.
So some old white skeleton dude thinks young black kids shouldn't get paid. OMG, can we really still be doing this in 2017?
I was happy to see some college coaches quoted as approving kids going straight from High School to the Lig:
"I think they should be able to go right from high school if they want to," Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. "I think it's working fine on our end. Just a part of the business. I would love to have a couple [one-and-dones]."
Seven Kansas players have turned pro in the one-and-done era under Self. Most contributed to his current streak of 13 consecutive Big 12 championships. Self says most also were ready to play in the NBA after high school.
"Andrew Wiggins, Josh Jackson ... I would say they were ready to be paid out of high school," he said. "They were certainly ready to be paid, without question."
It's a small scale tragedy, but a tragedy nonetheless what happens to these kids. Can't go make money, so they play in college where the vast majority are not getting any realistic education, until Adam and the players' association say they can play in the NBA.