I can’t help but juxtapose the NCAA’s stated defense of its transfer rules…
… with this Lebron James quote.
“I do know what five-star athletes bring to a campus, both in basketball and football,” he said. “I know how much these college coaches get paid. I know how much these colleges are gaining off these kids.”
“I’ve always heard the narrative that they get a free education,” he added, “but you guys are not bringing me on campus to get an education. You guys are bringing me on it to help you get to a Final Four or to a national championship.”
You could say that’s a matter of perspective. You could also say there’s a vast difference in the levels of bullshit on display there. In the end, it’s what you get when an organization is forced to defend a system that really isn’t defensible.