Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot
finally got around to watching this adam yauch documentary about high school basketball players who participated in the elite 24 game at rucker park. it mostly just profiles 8 of the 24 players, though it does get a bit into the recruitment and marketing of these young guys. we know by now about a lot of this stuff so it isn’t necessarily new, but the reality is still a shame. there really ought to be better protections in place for both high school and college talent. college kids should get a living wage for essentially working for the university and bringing in so much money. they should be allowed to have an agent, etc., but they should also be required to take classes that go over the predators who are out there. they should have to learn about the nba and the business and whatnot before they set their sights on that goal. we need to give them advice from guys like chris webber who was taken advantage of from day one and fell to temptation and then lied about it. we need to give the power to the labor in both the form of money and knowledge. anything less is a disservice to them.