With the current age limit, ungodly talented high schoolers go to college for a season and impatiently wait for the next birthday before signing a ginormous NBA contract. This has been working out pretty well for both the NCAA and the NBA (and to an extent, the players), but change could be on the way.
In what could turn into one of the biggest points of contention during the next round of collective bargaining agreement talks, players could be forced to stay on campus a little bit longer.
NBA commissioner David Stern and NCAA president Myles Brand are expected to make an announcement on Monday afternoon in San Antonio that they have reached an agreement that would make certain that players are in college for at least two years before leaving early for the NBA.
Less money into the players’ pockets, and more of it into the corporations and the men that run them? Fantastic.
This really won’t be an issue for another few years, as the current CBA expires in 2011. When the time comes, though, expect plenty of fireworks.