A lawyer for the National Basketball Players Association says the union will push to drop the age limit for going pro in the next round of collective bargaining with the league. Why?
“Capitalism means that if you’re 17, 18 years old and you’re a geek and you want to drop out of college and invent Apple or something else, you can do it,” Kohlman said. “In this country you can do that. And there’s nothing stopping you from doing it. If you’re an unbelievable blues singer at 17, 18, 19 years old, you can go out and make a fortune.”
Damn… I suddenly feel the need to salute a flag somewhere.
Now this wouldn’t be the first time the union has tried for this, and the NBA wants to go in the other direction, raising the age limit to 20 (natch). So it’s anything but a slam dunk.
But here’s a question for you: if the union were to succeed, what would that do to the Big Ten’s push for freshman ineligibility? Does Jim Delany hate America that much?