Wow, LeBron James sure is missing out on the college basketball experience!

Wow, LeBron James sure is missing out on the college basketball experience!

Post by Mr. Toa » Thu, 13 Mar 2003 13:58:38


OTOH, he's already gotten a taste of the greed and corruption of
amature athletics with the uproar over the hummer and free jerseys so
maybe he's already had a chance to get the college basketball
character building experience.
 
 
 

Wow, LeBron James sure is missing out on the college basketball experience!

Post by Mr. Toa » Fri, 14 Mar 2003 04:49:18

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> OTOH, he's already gotten a taste of the greed and corruption of
> amature athletics with the uproar over the hummer and free jerseys so
> maybe he's already had a chance to get the college basketball
> character building experience.

Ok, the Georgia, St. Bonaventure and Fresno State issues have been
discussed to death.

There is another tidbit about the corruption of college sports in the
NY Times (requires a free registration):

http://SportToday.org/

This article is about *** in college sports, specifically,
*** by the athletes themselves. For example, Teddy Dupay's
roommate placing bets with a bookie (perhaps on Teddy's behalf) based
on insider knowledge of Teddy's injury status, and the more recent
case of *** by Adrian McPherson.

You can look at it as a case of bad kids - and that is probably true.
But lets not lose the forest through the trees:

We've created a game that has become big business. We've created stars
worth hundreds of thousands of dollars on an open market. Then we make
the rules so that they can't be paid. Furthermore, most of these stars
are from poor families. It is hypocritical to then be appalled at
their behavior when they find ways to actually get a piece of the pie
they created.