NBPA general counsel says union will fight to lower minimum age in next CBA


Get ready to hear a lot about the age minimum between now and 2017. The NBA has already made it clear that they’re in favor of raising it from 19 to 20, which has been met with strong opposition from the players’ union. NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said the league needs to “be happy with one-and-done.” Now, the union’s general counsel, Gary Kohlman, is taking it one step further, hinting that the NBPA will fight to get the minimum age lowered back to 18, where it was until 2005.

Via the Associated Press:

“If they were white and hockey players they would be out there playing. If they were white and baseball players they would be out there playing,” Kohlman said. “Because most of them are actually African-American and are in a sport and precluded from doing it, they have to go into this absurd world of playing…

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