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Clippers Players, Coach Speak Out Against NBA Possibly Raising Age Limit
Published March 19, 2014
AGENT ANGST: SPORTING NEWS' Sean Deveney wrote NBA agents are "none too happy about the potential change." An agent said, "It is the kind of rule that is good for the handful of people who are making the rule. It is good for the colleges, they get to exploit these kids’ labor for another year. It is good for teams who can wait another year to pay these players. It’s good for the NBA players already in the union. But what about the kids? Who is to say that keeping them in college for another year is good for them?" The NBPA at this point "still has not chosen" an Exec Dir 13 months after Billy Hunter's dismissal. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged that he "would like to iron out issues such as a change to the age limit." The fear among agents is that "whomever winds up with the executive director’s job will be hurried to the table to solve those B-List issues, and that a change to the age limit will be the result" (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 3/17).