Originally Posted by Zorro
I'm glad you agree, because this is how I have always thought.. Too many young kids rush to the NBA right out of highschool and it really is unfortunate to be honest.. They really don't get the time to grow up and be kids.. They get big money right off the hop and some take a turn for the worst..
It is also a testament to how well the hockey players are developed aside from raw talent and skill. I am talking about education, public speaking, financial balancing, etc., is leaps and bounds above the development of a complete player on/off the court in the NBA. I know that the cultures associated with the sports are very different, as are the socioeconomic and geopolitics that the athletes experience in their local environments, which makes the developmnt of a basketball player all that much more important in that regard.