The NBA use to allow high school players to declare for the draft straight out of high school during my generation. During the 2006 (year I graduated high school) NBA Draft they reverted back to the old rule without the stipulation that was once allowed before. Before 1971 a player had to be one year removed from his graduating class before he was eligible for the NBA draft. Which is essentially the rule now with the added requirement in today’s NBA that the player be at least 19 years of age. In 1971 things altered a bit thanks to the US Supreme Court decision in Haywood v. National Basketball Association. They ruled 7-2 against the NBA stating that a player can be drafted into the league out of high school if the prospect presented evidence of hardship. During this era in the NBA all players went through four years of college before entering the NBA Draft.
From 1990-1998, Excluding Jordans’s Baseball sabbatical the Chicago Bulls never lost 3 consecutive games. That’s literally impossible. I have an insane amount of respect for LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and others that have been truly compared to MJ (not you Harold Miner), but this is where the comps need to end. That man would not allow his team to lose. MJ= GOAT
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Dante Exum is the baddest man on the planet. Sorry Durant. After one summer league game vs Philly you can see the immense level of talent oozing through his pores.
This kid has superstar written all over him. Continue reading Highlights & Hyperbole: Dante Exum (The X-Factor)