Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky Calls NBA ‘Boring’

by Bill DiFilippo

Well, someone hasn’t been watching the Playoffs.

In a blog post, Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky called playing college basketball at Wisconsin “the pinnacle of my basketball playing career,” and called out the NBA—particularly the Charlotte Bobcats—for looking “flat out boring.”

Kaminsky announced his intention to stay at Wisconsin instead of declaring for the NBA Draft last week, despite being a projected late first to early second round pick.


“I am at the pinnacle of my basketball playing career, at least in my eyes. I know the NBA has their crazy fans and all, but if you look at all of their games, there are games when teams like the Bobcats get hardly any fans, and it looks flat out boring,” he wrote.

“At the Kohl Center, we play in front of nearly 17,000 fans every single time we step onto the court. When we travel, we play in front of sell out crowds who absolutely hate us. Not because of who is on the team, but because of where we go to school. Who could leave that?”

Kaminsky officially announced his decision to return to school last week, but he used his blog post to explain his thinking in making that decision.

Kaminsky did say in his blog post that he has aspirations to play in the NBA, partly because he’s broke, saying, “I know I am going to college and pursuing my degree free of charge, but it comes to a point where you are tired of being broke. I hate looking in my bank account at the end of the month and seeing $20 left in there. The appeal of potentially a lot of money would entice any collegiate athlete, or any college student for that matter.”