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- Feb 3, 2002
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Muck said:Jermaine O'Neal thinks that David Stern is racist because he wants you to be 20 or two years out of high school in order to join the NBA.
MoFinz said:Tennis aint basketball. Hanging and banging with O'neal and you aren't even old enough to buy a beer? Gotta think of the physical responsibility.
Think on it? Would you let an 18 yr old suit up and play DT in the NFL? It's suicide.
O'neal is just ranting and playing the race card
Ferretsquig said:You just cant make assumptions about a person based on their age. Have you ever seen an 18 year old that looked like Lebron? If a player isnt physically able to perform at the highest level then dont draft him. Making an age limit is just an admission of all the owners that their gm's arent competent enough to differentiate between the Lebrons and the Ebis of the world.
MoFinz said:Yeah, and for every Lebron, how many kids dont make it? You cite the exception to the rule. They say herschel Walker could have played in the NFL right out of HS, but how wise would that have been? I dont see where the problem is in telling kids to mature 2 more years, both mentally and physically. Especially if it can prolong their careers.
MoFinz said:The next lebron wont need to be developed now will he?
As a note, this developmental deal sounds like a decent one at first. I'd like to know more about it. The only way to develop that much untapped talent is a minor league system. Thats why a HS kid can go into baseball right out of HS. They matriculate thru the minors first and get acclimated mentally and physically to the rigors
MikeO said:Not everyone needs the minors though.
Not to mention you can't prevent people from making a living in their profession. It's un-American and against the law.
MoFinz said:Theres nothing wrong with setting standards and making people work within them. Like Lebron, there will always be exceptions to the rule. But who gets hurt when you err to the side of caution?
Ferretsquig said:Every high school player who wants to go pro gets hurt. You take two years of his playing career away. If he blows out his knee he would much rather do it while under a guarenteed contract than while in college.