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(Fox Sports)   The NBA's one-and-done rule has turned March Madness into just another reality show where the the trainwrecks are more newsworthy than the competition   ( foxsports.com) divider line
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2017-03-17 02:50:22 PM  
The article is an idiot.  College players actually hustle and they go for the layups instead of the dunk shot.  My favorite college player, Jack "Hoops" Hooper, he would make all of these crazy shots around the basket, including, but not limited to, the left-handed hook and the right-handed hook.  But most importantly, he played the game the right way, and by that, I mean, he was white.

Anyway, I hope this post gives you an idea of how passionate I am about the college game.  Let's go Duke!  I'm rooting for your team, Drew!
 
2017-03-17 04:28:15 PM  
Reality show? So you're saying it's scripted?
 
2017-03-17 05:48:44 PM  
We can keep pretending the tourney is one of the biggest events in all of sports, or we can be honest with one another: the NCAA tournament is extraordinarily overrated.

That right there
 
2017-03-17 06:54:01 PM  
The one-and-done tournament results in just about any team ending up in the final four out of sheer luck.

/Ignore that the final four is almost always teams that were one or two seeds (sprinkle with threes and fours)
 
2017-03-17 07:08:06 PM  
Perhaps I should have read tfa :(
 
2017-03-17 07:49:53 PM  
The one and done rule has arguably made the NBA worse too. Watching the young draft picks stink up the courts in the NBA for several years has done the pro game no favors either. The only big winner here is the AAU.
 
2017-03-17 07:56:36 PM  

mikaloyd: The one and done rule has arguably made the NBA worse too. Watching the young draft picks stink up the courts in the NBA for several years has done the pro game no favors either. The only big winner here is the AAU.


Yep. Make them at least finish their Junior year in college or make it to 21 years old. At least by then, a fair amount of their teenage tendencies will have passed them by (and they will have had two more years, at least, to develop their skills and talents to the point that NBA scouts can more accurately predict how they will actually do when playing against real pros).
 
2017-03-17 08:28:42 PM  
One thing it did do was make it impossible to ever beat LeBron in the record books....
Youngest to 1000
Yougest to 30,000   etc...
Youngest to (anything)

He came straight from High School, and being that no one else ever will, they'll never top those records.
 
2017-03-17 08:57:16 PM  
I think the NBA should incorporate the NHL rule (I think MLS should incorporate it, as well).  Draft kids out of high school, and hold onto their rights for four years.  Tell them if they're not ready to go to college, or, if they really need McDonald's manager-level money, go to the D-League.  Just quit stinkin' up the NBA because you were the best high school player in your region, and stop cheapening the college game.
 
2017-03-17 09:06:52 PM  
One of the biggest problems is Kentucky, tbh. Calipari recruits like hell, lands awesome recruits, they win scads of games out of sheer talent, and they move on after a Uttar having learned nothing more than they did coming in. Few UK players have great NBA success beyond their initial talent because they don't know how to grind, how too dig deep, how to improve, and how to lead their teammates.
 
2017-03-17 09:15:44 PM  
Yeah, let's restrict the earning potential of adults, further keeping them from the fruit of their labor, because maybe this is less entertaining.

Those players should have to entertain us for free for longer (or, if you want to say tuition + scholarships + under the table cash isn't for free, for hundreds of thousands of dollars less than they could earn without this restriction).
 
2017-03-17 09:24:43 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: I think the NBA should incorporate the NHL rule (I think MLS should incorporate it, as well).  Draft kids out of high school, and hold onto their rights for four years.  Tell them if they're not ready to go to college, or, if they really need McDonald's manager-level money, go to the D-League.  Just quit stinkin' up the NBA because you were the best high school player in your region, and stop cheapening the college game.


MLS is doing their version of European Academies where they get kids in high school and then sign them to contracts. Here's link of a recent article on the Philadelphia Union academy

http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/post/2017/03/07/derrick-jones-become​s​-first-player-go-union-academy-starting-union
 
2017-03-17 09:26:29 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: One of the biggest problems is Kentucky, tbh. Calipari recruits like hell, lands awesome recruits, they win scads of games out of sheer talent, and they move on after a Uttar having learned nothing more than they did coming in. Few UK players have great NBA success beyond their initial talent because they don't know how to grind, how too dig deep, how to improve, and how to lead their teammates.


When coaches like Johnny Jones and Lorenzo Romar get one and dones, they can't win scads of games.
 
2017-03-17 10:44:26 PM  
I'd rather see them go to Euro league for a year and be paid instead of the one and dones or, in a perfect world have an actual D league that isn't the NCAA since the play is not the same. Also NCAA needs to go to four quarters.
/old
//cranky
///College ball is fun but one and dones are not my favorite
 
2017-03-18 09:42:01 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Few UK players have great NBA success


2017 NBA All-Star Game:
Anthony Davis (MVP)
John Wall
DeMarcus Cousins

2017 NBA Rising Stars Challenge:
Karl-Anthony Towns
Devin Booker
Trey Lyles

And it's not like guys like Willie Cauley-Stein, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Julius Randle, and Eric Bledsoe are doing poorly in the NBA. 

Your hot sports take is bad, and you should feel bad.
 
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