The California State Government passed a revolutionary bill that will allow their universities to pay their student-athletes.
The NCAA announced for no foreseen reason that it will be changing the criteria that an agent must possess to represent an underclassman who wants to test the draft waters.
In 2018 the NCAA already changed the rule allowing for underclassmen to hire an agent and test the waters without ruining their eligibility.
Five Star recruit R.J. Hampton appeared on the ESPN morning show “Get Up” to discuss his basketball future, but what came next shocked the basketball world. Hampton announced that he would bypass college and would be signing a professional contract with the New Zealand Breakers, of the NBL. The Australian league has become a well respected league in recent years with players like Andrew Bogut of the Warriors, Terrance Ferguson of the Oklahoma City Thunder both playing in the league. Ferguson passed on college as well and elected to play in the league.
They all came to watch Zion Williamson and the three other top prospects that will be taken in this coming NBA draft. The excitement and electricity were in the air as both teams prepared for the tip-off. The referee blows his whistle and tosses the ball in the air and just like that the “Sham of Amateurism” continues.
The NCAA has proven again they will come up with all kinds of changes so they will not have to ultimately pay the athlete. Of course, you still have people who are stuck in the past and will say they are getting paid through education. While I do believe a proper education is very important this is a capitalistic society that we live in. In every other market, the worker is compensated for their work and athlete should be treated the same. Some people would say you can not pay the athletes because you would have to pay for all the athletes which would be too expensive. Again this is ridiculous argument using the idea of fairness when it comes to paying athletes. Every member of every sports team does not deserve to be paid. If you happen to play a sport that does not generate revenue for the university you should not be paid.
It has been this idea that the straight to the NBA from high school was a terrible idea and was not only ruining the NBA, but also the players who were making the jump lives as well. On the surface that may appear to be true, but once you dive into the numbers you quickly realize that idea could not be further from the truth.