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The NBA Might Change College Sports Forever

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The NCAA has been under fire for their rules and not paying players. It seems that NBA is ready to change that and provide high school basketball players with a secondary option. NBA commissioner Adam Silver is fielding ideas to get rid of the one and done rule by starting a new league.

“We’re spending a lot of time on [youth basketball]. I think there is a big opportunity, on a global basis, focus on elite players in terms of better training, better fitness, so that they ultimately can be successful at the highest level,” Silver said during All-Star Weekend. “That is something from a league standpoint, together with our teams, we’re putting an enormous amount of energy and resources into.”

“We are looking at changing the relationship we have with players before they reach the NBA,” one high-ranking league official said. “This is a complex challenge, and there’s still a lot of discussion about how it’s going to happen, but we all see the need to step in.”

Athletes from every sport have called out the hypocrisy of NCAA for not paying athletes while coaches make millions of dollars. Lebron James is the biggest voice in sports and he spoke out for “student-athletes”.

“I don’t know all the rules and regulations about it. But I do know what 5-star athletes bring to a campus, both in basketball and football. I know how much these college coaches get paid. I know how much these colleges are gaining off these kids. … I’ve always heard the narrative they get a free education. But you guys aren’t bringing me on campus to get an education. You guys are bringing me on it to help you get to a Final Four or to a national championship.”

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The Best Moments Of The 2018 NBA Draft

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The NBA Draft is filled with surprising moments. Teams passing on future stars and crazy trades. The draft is beginning and the end for some teams. The 2018 NBA Draft is no different. So check out some of our takeaways for the night.

Best Move: Tray Young & Luke Doncic

The Atlanta Hawks drafted big man Luke Doncic at number 3, after the Kings passed on him. Alot of that had to do with rumors of Doncic not wanting to play in Sacramento. The Hawks traded the rights to Dallas for Tray Young. This was a win-win for both teams. Doncic is a good fit with the Mavs current core and can be the heir apparent to Dirk. This gives him a HOF to learn from during his rookie season. Tray gets to go to East and become the new face of a franchise.

Atlanta also picked up a 2019 first-round pick from the Mavericks that will convey to them next June as long as it falls outside the top five, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.

Same Ol Shit: Sacramento Kings Taking Another Big Man

Kings went with Duke product Marvin Bagley III, after reports that Doncic didn’t to play for the Kings. The Kings seem to favor the centers when they could’ve got younger at PF or SF. The team is already filled with big men. The Kings were are also high on Michael Porter Jr., but he fell to 14th in the draft due to some medical questions with his hip.  Not that Bagley is a bad pick, it just the Kings being the Kings.

Biggest Winner: Joell Embiid

WTF Award: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Tray Young decided to show up to draft with a short suit. We thought that would be the most outrageous suit. Until Shai Gilgegous-Alexander showed up. The Clippers rookie channeled his inner Russell Westbrook with his floral suit.

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Nike Releases Exclusive Golden State Championship Epic React

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The Golden State Warriors are now a Dynasty after winning their third NBA Championship in four years.

Nike has commemorated the championship with exclusive Epic Reacts for the team. The Flyknit footwear that will never be released to the public.

This special edition Nike Epic React Flyknit bears the regal colors of white, gold, and black with the Larry O’Brien trophy hangtag and custom insoles. Just 37 pairs were made in sizes ranging 9-18 exclusively for the Warriors organization, and you might’ve caught Andre Iguodala wear them during the parade.

 

 

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Kyrie Irving Turns Down Contract Extension With Boston

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Kyrie Irving was the biggest summer team addition in 2017.

Irving can sign a max of a four-year, $101 million deal with the Celtics this summer. According to ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Irving does not plan sign any contract extension.

Irving is set to make $20 million dollars during the 2018-2019 season. He also has a player option for 2019-2020 that would pay him $21 million dollars. Boston have the Bird rights for Irving, which would allow Boston to go over the salary cap to sign Irving.

Irving holds the cards in this situation. If he leads the C’s to a championship he could demand a max contract that will pay him $200 million. If Boston decides not to resign Irving their are teams lining up to pay him.

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