I know we’ve had numerous discussions on here about the NBA’s rule forcing a player to be one year removed from high school entering the league’s draft. I think it’s a brilliant business move for the NBA and completely ruins college basketball, although I think that view is shared by quite a few people so I won’t try to beat my chest and lay claim to it. But, with it making so much business sense for Commissioner Stern and his comrades, it’s going to take a lot to make it go away. Turns out, the NBA Player’s Association might just be big enough to eliminate the rule. The Player’s Association (not the Playa’s Association) will meet Thursday to discuss the rule, among other things, before taking their concerns before The Almighty Commish next month. Again, the college game plays into the decision at about 0.0%, but the NBA players feel that it’s essentially limiting the long-term earning potential of it’s young stars.
Well, whatever it takes, I guess.
***UPDATE: The Sporting News attacks this subject