David Stern Attacks NCAA For One & Done Rule
NBA commissioner David Stern took out his disdain for the one-and-done policy of college players leaving for the NBA in a recent interview.Stern makes it comically clear he hates it and he won’t be lifting a finger to change it.
“A college could always not have players who are one and done. They could do that. They could actually require the players to go to classes. Or they could get the players to agree that they stay in school, and ask for their scholarship money back if they didn’t fulfill their promises. There’s all kinds of things that, if a bunch of people got together and really wanted to do it, instead of talk about it …”
Stern says he can only hope the colleges change the rule. For the good of the NBA.
“I agree with the NCAA that it would be great for us — I’m not concerned about NCAA, and our rules are not social programs. We don’t think it’s appropriate for us to lecture kids as to whether they should or shouldn’t go to school. For our business purposes, the longer we can get to look at young men playing against first-rate competition, that’s a good thing. Because draft picks are very valuable things….