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Bob Knight says NBA has 'raped' college basketball Published: March 25, 2014

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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