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Old 04-03-2012, 08:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ChristTrip View Post
I'm talking personality wise, and maturity. Players have to realize how hard it is to get in the NBA, and should take it seriously, players goof off and don't respect what they got, im not knocking down his skill sets at all
then why can't that personality develop on the hardest stage in a basketball players career?

As well with maturity, these kids are coming into the league at 19/20 making $5million and not learning to save for when they retire. Its difficult to look past this when youre making tons of money than the average person. As well NBA should at least encourage education first than when they can just go to the NBA and make money. Some don't even get resigned after their rookie contract and have no where to go but the D league.
to enter the nba is to risk almost everything. that's just life. ray allen said it right when he meant that the nba stands for "no boys allowed". you don't succeed, you don't get paid.

for saving money and building a career, that's great if they have something to fall back on after they're done. however having a few millions in their pocket, without a college degree, don't you think after their professional basketball career is finished they can head back to school? open up a business? explore more options than the regular college graduate?

if they wanna risk everything to have a shot of being rich and famous in the NBA, let them. what they do afterwards is something they should plan.

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