Every day I’m in shock that athletes still get treated like slaves. I know, I know… the top athletes make hundreds of millions… but those are the exceptions and not what I am talking about.
Imagine any of you having rules about how you proceed with your ability to make a living? You wouldn’t like it. The pathway from college to the NBA should be without too many rules. The excuses for binding athletes always claims to be in their best interest. Hogwash! These kids are risking their financial futures every day by playing in college. Heck… they can get hurt and not even guaranteed long-term health insurance, even if their injuries suffered while making millions for the college network are ongoing into their futures, long after leaving college.
How relevant is it that an athlete goes out and makes money, changing their status to “pro” then later not being paid… and why can’t that athlete go back to school? There are all kinds of loopholes where this already happens. Didn’t Xavier Henry’s brother already make money in baseball before coming here legally as a basketball player? Maybe it was earnings put into an irrevocable trust?