Trickle Down


With my LA days dwindling, and Laker camp slowly ending, I have a few thoughts to share.
The weight of the lockout is starting to way heavily on current Nba players. Some are now willing to take their talents elsewhere, one specifically is Deron Williams. He has expressed that if the lockout isn’t settled by the fall he will plan on playing in Turkey. -_- This is great for him and other players alike, but this movement is a huge fear for many players.

This won’t be the first time an Nba rule change has affected players in my age range. During high school, the Nba implemented some key restrictions, “All drafted players must be at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft. To determine whether a player is eligible for a given year’s draft, subtract 19 from the year of the draft. If the player was born during or before that year, he is eligible, and any player who is not an “international player”, as defined in the CBA, must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class.”

These restrictions cost many decent players scholarships. It caused a trickle down effect where players who in past years who would have declared for the draft were now forced to attend high major universities. Meanwhile, players who would have attended high majors were forced to attend mid majors. The mid major players were forced to attend low major schools, and the low major players would either go to division two or three schools or just let their dreams go.

This new trickle down effect would hurt me on a different level. The Nba level players would take all of the top league jobs, while forcing the players who would go to the top leagues to now go down to the second league and etc.

This could really hurt a lot of American players, yet because my passport situation, Frank, Aubrey and Jordan told me not to worry.

Frank is officially on another level, and his lack of professionalism is off the charts. The only thing funnier than his “hehehe’s” and random bold letters is the fact he now speaks of “Us,” as if I’ve already signed with him. I also came to find out that he was only telling me that there was an immediate deadline on one of the contract offers when in actuality that isn’t the case. Long story short, Frank isn’t a stand up guy. Ironically all of his emails now end up in my spam inbox, a sign from above?



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