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Forcing development pre-NBA can only help

7/6/2005

There are age limits in many of the most important activities in this country.

It is unquestioned that every person must be of a certain age in order to work, to drive a car, to enlist in the selective service, to buy an alcoholic drink, to be a party to a valid contract, to get married or to see a particular movie. As such, I understand and appreciate the concept of a suitable age requirement for eligibility for the NBA draft.

Wait a minute, you say. What about the argument that an age limit denies a young kid an opportunity to earn millions playing basketball? Isn't that un-American?