The basketball games on the court are over, but the draft is right around the corner and the college basketball offseason never seems to be "off." There's always plenty to talk about Congressional foolishness: I have no idea what a congressman has to do on a daily basis and how much study it takes to familiarize oneself with the important issues of the day. But I hope Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., shows some competence on important issues, because he doesn't know squat about basketball or labor law. It was Cohen that compared the NBA's age limit to vestiges of slavery, using hyperbole usually reserved for cable news gasbags. The so-called "one-and-done" rule is not an NCAA rule and has nothing to do with college basketball. The rule was collectively bargained between the NBA and the NBA players' association in accordance with federal antitrust laws. The rule was not intended to force young players to go to college; it was put in place for business reasons.
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