- Jan 7, 2004
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Lebron has been amazing this year.He has improved in every major statistical catorgory. He should put the talk about high schoolers jumping to the league to rest.
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Yeah, but those are 18 year olds - adults - making adult decisions to skip college. Even if there was a minimum age requirement, say 21, none of these kids would finish school. They'd still be degreeless when the NBA didn't work out (no points for 3 years of college if you don't get a diploma). It's not like their lives end if they declare and then don't get drafted. They still have every right to attend college sans basketball, play in Europe, etc.For every Lebron James, Kobe, and Garnett, there are two times as many Korleone Youngs and Leon Derricks. koji
That's assuming you get drafted in the first round. If not, and you drop to the second, you don't get a guaranteed contract so its not like they're guranteed those millions.The guys who were drafted out of high school but have not had excellent careers in the NBA are not necessarily failures. Someone in that situation should have a sizeable amount of money in the bank, more than enough to put themselves through school, legitimately.