March 25, 2014 in Sports

Two for the money

 

Adam Silver said he’s heard the “Bill Gates theory” numerous times: You shouldn’t be required to attend college to become a millionaire. But the new NBA commissioner believes basketball players should spend at least two years in college – instead of just the currently required one. Fair or not, he said it’s simply best for the league. “I think two years is the right balance,” he said. Silver’s way, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins would stay in school another year. But there’s little he can do. An agreement between the league and the players’ association is not imminent. “I’ve heard all sides of the issue,” Silver said. “I’ve had players say that a young man should have the right to earn a living at 18 and I’ve had others say we’d be a better league with more experienced players.” – AP


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