NBA D-League or College Basketball?

NBA Owner Mark CubanThere is a debate which started a couple weeks ago when Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks, came out and said he thought the NBA D-league was a better option for some players, rather than having to go and spend at least one year in college. He feels getting into a “professional” environment would benefit those players more than being in the college atmosphere. But you could easily let those comments slide, because he is an NBA owner and has a vested interest in the success of the D-league. While on the other hand, SMU head coach Larry Brown is all in favor of keeping the kids in College until they are ready. It is true, there are players who have made the jump from High School to the NBA with little problem, but in reality, there are fewer players who could do it than the ones we watch today who are successful. Continue reading