But if they can get paid now, why shouldn't they? You can get hurt and have it all vanish. And you can always go to college. With financial security.
I'm against even the one-year rule for the NBA. All that does is enrich university sports programs. It's basically an indentured service system.
The thing is in football it isn't guaranteed money. As for the one year in NBA it is a good thing. Too many scrubs come out of high school thinking they are ready to play with grown men and most of them aren't not. Some of the ones in college are just as scrubby. Barely have any experience in a "playoff atmostsphere" or played as many games in one year and they think they are ready? HA!
Look at the NBA Drafts of old regarding the one and done college. So many of them are far way in the bench or wind up being on the bench on some random Euroleague team. The High School crap didn't really reached it heights until Kevin Garnett was drafted. A year later Kobe and Jermaine. Then BAM! The high school scrubs came out thinking they were able to make it.
Many of the NBA greats stayed at least their Sophomore year or better yet were just that good. Kobe, Lebron & Kevin are the rare exceptions. By the NBA drafting international players more often in the first round more grown men with actually grown men experience are being selected.
When you are a team that passed up on Pau Gasol Tony Parker and Mehmet Okur for scrubby high schoolers, served your asses right that your team hasnt improved since then. ROFL