[screams into a megaphone] THESE PLAYERS DO NOT OWE IT TO YOU, A FAN, TO STAY IN SCHOOL
people are so high-and-mighty, preaching about how these kids need to stay at their schools instead of going to the NBA because, you know, “what are they going to fall back on if the NBA doesn’t work out? they don’t have a degree!”
but the truth is, you don’t actually care about them staying to get an education or anything like that, you only care because you’re a fan of that school’s basketball team, and them staying would benefit YOU as a fan
sorry, that’s not how it works
i mean, you’re telling me that, at 18-19 years old, if you were told that you’d be a lottery pick, or even a first-round pick, in the NBA draft after just one year of college, you wouldn’t take that opportunity?
yeah right, that’s a bunch of bull
Although it was initially reported a few weeks ago, here’s an actual article on Rodney leaving for the NBA.
Well, we should be hearing what Jabari’s decision is by the end of the day today.
My gut’s telling me that he’s leaving. I mean, he’s easily a top-3 pick in the NBA Draft. Hard to pass that up.
But either way, like I said the other day, he’s going to choose what’s best for him, not the fans. Please be respectful and understand that he doesn’t owe it to you to stay at Duke another year.
A lot of times something great happens after something tough happens. It makes great that much better.
Coach K | Duke Basketball’s 2013-2014 Banquet
Tweets from Duke Basketball’s 2013-14 Banquet. Sounds like it’s a pretty emotional night in Cameron. It’s things like this that remind me what a great program Duke basketball truly is, with honest, good-hearted guys on both the team and staff.
@usabasketball: Before you see them at Duke, catch Justise Winslow, Jahlil Okafor & Tyus Jones on ESPN2 at 7 pm ET in today’s #nikehoopsummit (x)
@JayBilas: Two of the best and most beloved players in Duke history. (Also pictured, Jay Williams). (x)