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(ESPN)   Isaiah Austin, the ex-Baylor star who has a rare medical condition that ended his basketball career, can have a job with the NBA as long as he completes his college degree   (espn.go.com) divider line 14
    More: Cool, NBA, Isaiah Austin, Baylor, retina detachment, Adam Silver, Scott Drew  
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2014-07-23 09:52:14 AM  
Great to see extra motivation to get someone to finish college. I wish Mr. Austin the best of luck with this and his future endeavours.
 
2014-07-23 10:55:28 AM  
Well, ain' much else you can do with a degree from Baylor.....

/I keed.
 
2014-07-23 11:33:57 AM  
Does he have to get a real college degree from Baylor, or does he still get the "jocks' schedule" of 2 made-up classes a day, and never a class before 12:30?
 
2014-07-23 11:52:41 AM  
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2014-07-23 01:29:50 PM  
Wow someone in the NBA said, stay in school and finish your degree.

When has these words ever been uttered by them.
 
2014-07-23 01:49:32 PM  

Phelyx: Wow someone in the NBA said, stay in school and finish your degree.

When has these words ever been uttered by them.


But don't you know? These kids are in the prime of their playing careers. They only increase their chance of getting hurt and losing everything if they complete a degree like everyone else. They'll perform better only having one year of more-than-local competition. They'll only lose out on the money they deserve! They'll be wasting time competing against people who aren't as good as they are!

/I hate each and everyone of these idiotic, disgusting arguments
//Make a vetted BA a requirement for every person entering the NBA.
///and all sports for that matter
 
2014-07-23 02:03:17 PM  

Phelyx: Wow someone in the NBA said, stay in school and finish your degree.

When has these words ever been uttered by them.


Never
 
2014-07-23 02:05:15 PM  

Phelyx: When has these words ever been uttered by them.


Well, you certainly seem like someone who should be uppity about others not having college degrees. You just focus on getting past elementary school.

saintstryfe: /I hate each and everyone of these idiotic, disgusting arguments
//Make a vetted BA a requirement for every person entering the NBA.
///and all sports for that matter


Why should athletic competition be the only place where you actually have to have a degree (particularly in an exercise that has absolutely nothing to do with your career)  in order to work?
 
2014-07-23 02:27:46 PM  

IAmRight: Why should athletic competition be the only place where you actually have to have a degree (particularly in an exercise that has absolutely nothing to do with your career)  in order to work?


If the NCAA was truly serious about the "student athlete ideal", they'd promote universities creating a "Athletic Performance" degree similar in intent to a "Music Performance" degree that you can get at some of the more prestigious music colleges.

Classes in physical training, in career track management, in coaching, in budget management. Teach them about the ins and outs of contract negotiation, about planning their offseason training, and about how to handle media. Give them practice in coaching and teaching their sport so that they can still use the skills/knowledge they've been taught if they suffer an injury or just aren't as good as they tought. Prepare those that wish to be professional athletes for an actual, thought-out and planned career rather than simply getting ripped off by agents and investment fraud and provide a reasonable fall-back for those that don't bring in huge contracts or who play less-lucrative sports.

Sadly, I don't think the NCAA has any interest in  actually thinking of the welfare of the participants they rule over, and I  know that the last thing the professional leagues want are players who have been educated in the realities of the professional sports world and who have realistic fall-backs to consider.
 
2014-07-23 02:29:43 PM  
LOL what job is that selling crack?? Sry that's half the NBA. When do these people ever care about school anyways. Back 2 hockey.
 
2014-07-23 02:54:32 PM  

Fallout Boy: LOL what job is that selling crack?? Sry that's half the NBA. When do these people ever care about school anyways. Back 2 hockey.


Another fine example of the education level of your average hockey fan/NBA hater.
 
2014-07-23 03:20:26 PM  

saintstryfe: //Make a vetted BA a requirement for every person entering the NBA.


Because a modern Bachelors isn't worthless already! The hell does it matter if they write an additional paper on Kant or not? Just say film sessions count as a credit and there we go. Those film sessions are probably more valuable career skills than most other classes that are required for a B.A.
 
2014-07-23 03:37:28 PM  

IAmRight: Fallout Boy: LOL what job is that selling crack?? Sry that's half the NBA. When do these people ever care about school anyways. Back 2 hockey.

Another fine example of the education level of your average hockey fan/NBA hater.


Cant argue with someone who watches something as predetermined as the NBA... go watch a real sports like pro wrestling ya dummy.
 
2014-07-23 11:41:03 PM  

kdawg7736: Great to see extra motivation to get someone to finish college. I wish Mr. Austin the best of luck with this and his future endeavours.


We found Vince McMahon's Fark handle, everyone.
 
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