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If there's one rule in American sports that is universally despised, it is the National Basketball Association's stipulation that a player cannot be drafted out of high school, but must put in an extra year playing somewhere invariably at college. It makes a sham of both education and teamwork, and when the best kids are picked up, the policy is properly ridiculed as "one and done."
Interestingly, our four major sports leagues all have widely divergent rules for age eligibility. In baseball, players can be drafted right out of high school, and for the NHL, candidates must only be 18. Conversely, in the NFL, a player must be three seasons out of high school before he can be drafted. The rationale is safety: namely that football is too brutal for even monster teenagers to go up against grown men. So players engage in hazardous big time college ball against other 300 pounders for three years, jeopardizing their chance of making a paid career of their sport.
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In China, the popularity of former NBA basketball star Yao Ming has made a huge difference on awareness of species not just with the public but with the government too.
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« Last post by stuff on June 26, 2017, 09:23:23 AM »
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FATSIS: You know, we're seeing more athletes go public with mental illness. You know, athletes tend to see themselves as warriors. They can handle the problems themselves the way they handle a play on the field. And there's also this fear of being stigmatized as weak because mental illness isn't the kind of injury that you can rehab in a few days. But again, you see more people going public.
« Last post by stuff on June 26, 2017, 09:22:23 AM »
NEW YORK (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves chose Karl Anthony Towns with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft Thursday night, making the 7 foot, 19 year old center from Kentucky the first Latino No. 1 draft choice in the 68 year history of the draft.
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