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Bob Knight says NBA has 'raped' college basketball

www.sportingnews.com Published: March 25, 2014
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Bob Knight's never been one to mince words.

The legendary coach and current analyst for ESPN told ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" Tuesday morning that "It's as though [the NBA] raped college basketball," in regard to one-and-done players who leave college after only one season.



A sample: "If I were involved with the NBA I wouldn't want a 19-year-old or a 20-year-old kid, to bring into all the travel and all the problems that exist in the NBA. I would want a much more mature kid. I would want a kid that maybe I've been watching on another team and now he's 21, 22 years old instead of 18 or 19, and I might trade for that kid. On top of it all, the NBA does a tremendous, gigantic disservice to college basketball. It's as though they've raped college basketball in my opinion."

(h/t The Sporting News)

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