“Abdul-Jabbar says NBA entry age should be 21”

By ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer9 hours, 18 minutes ago

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says the NBA should raise its minimum age for entry into the league to 21.

The NBA’s career scoring leader and center on the Los Angeles Lakers’ 1980s “Showtime” teams said Wednesday there’s a disturbing sense of entitlement among many of today’s young pros.

“They get precocious kids from high school who think they’re rock stars— ‘Where’s my $30 million?’ ” said Abdul-Jabbar, who was in Omaha to speak at the B’nai B’rith sports banquet. “The attitudes have changed, and the game has suffered because of that, and it has certainly hurt the college game.”

The 63-year-old Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson led the Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s. Before Abdul-Jabbar retired in 1989, he set the NBA record for career points (38,387), MVP selections (six) and All-Star selections (19).


What do you think of what He’s saying?

I sort of agree, but feel there may be other solutions outside of upping the age of entry – Many great achievers like to see others work as hard, if not harder than they had to, before they get awards and pats on the back; I tend to agree with that – hard work makes you appreciate the accolades much more. I’ll use Sports to bring home points about success, and winning.

That being said … How would you deal with this issue of young ‘starts’ and their poor attitudes of entitlement?

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