Archive - Jul 23, 2008
It’s official – the NBA has a big problem on its hands. This problem goes beyond dress code and player image, fixed games, gambling, and officiating scandals.
[img_assist|nid=1581|title=Josh Childress|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=450] The NBA is losing players to Europe, a huge dilemma for the League as a business and as a product on the court.
By Nick Prevenas
Day 1 of Sin City’s AAU extravaganza opened with a bang. Some of the America’s best high school talent -- from John Wall to Kenny Boynton to everyone in between -- took to the floor with fire and intensity. The level of play exceeded expectations, setting the stage for what could possibly develop into a special week of basketball.
Was Day 2 able to match the standard set by the opening games? In a word, no.
[img_assist|nid=1563|title=Josh Childress|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=429] By now, you might have heard that Brandon Jennings has elected to spend a post-graduate year in Europe prior to embarking on an NBA career.
While the short-term ramifications of such a decision hold some interest to casual basketball fans, the genuinely intriguing aspect will be how recruiters handle a new batch of competitors.