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Offline zulu801

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NBA's Minimum Age Limit Debate
« on: March 02, 2007, 04:05:08 am »
Young brother's hoop dream is over BUT he got into the NBA B4 the MAL rule became NBA law.  He played his cards right w/ his decision to go pro.  The deck of cards may not be same for future ballers due to the fact they need to go to college vs going pro after HS but this unfortunate career injury will continue to keep the MAL debate going on until the end of time.


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Re: NBA's Minimum Age Limit Debate
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 04:25:17 am »
The problem with his argument is that this is Shaun Livingstone's third year in the league.  Under the MAL, it would (or at least could) have been his second year in the league.  Which would change his financial situation not at all.  Besides, he could have gotten hurt in high school. 

All of that is beside the point of whether the MAL is a good idea or not.
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Re: NBA's Minimum Age Limit Debate
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 08:31:28 am »
Why is it okay for a Shaparova or a Kornikova to go pro as quickly as possible and  not for a Basketball player?

It has little to do with "seasoning" IMO.

New York Knick Eddy Curry's been in the league for 3 years now and STILL can't play a lick of D.

It's misguided paternalism at best.

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Re: NBA's Minimum Age Limit Debate
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 05:26:56 pm »
It hasn't got anything to do with what's best for the player but what's best for the league.  They want to see the kids get exposure in college ball and come into the league with some following.  Not to mention the benefits (read $$$) for the college game.  This year's tournament should be much better than last year's just because of all the freshmen that would have jumped to the league but for the MAL.
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Re: NBA's Minimum Age Limit Debate
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007, 06:13:06 pm »
New York Knick Eddy Curry's been in the league for 3 years now and STILL can't play a lick of D.

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