It's all about what you can do for them. Indeed, these scholarships pay for tuition, room and board, and books, but these athletes don't have money for other necessities. These students still live a college life, they go out with their friends, they go to the bars, they buy new clothes, these scholarships do not pay for those items. The argument can be made that the average college student that does not receive a scholarship, also may not the ability to buy these items, so why do the athletes get this special privilege? My main point on that question could be that these average students are not put on display on a daily basis, these athletes or put on television or the radio, and they make the NCAA and their respected schools money every time they pay the game.
There has been recent criticisms about the NBA allowing Players to sit out of games. Many NBA Players especially LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were sitting out of games, even when healthy. Many NBA fans are furious because they spent money on tickets, but they can’t even see NBA stars perform. As some say, it is destroying the advertisement that the NBA is trying to provide for basketball fans. The NBA is not only a professional sports league, but it is also a business.
Now my thing is what’s the odds of getting hurt in college basketball and not being able to play in the NBA? You worked your whole life to be on the top of the world and now you 're going down hill, all because of a injury. That 's my whole point, if you just could have entered the draft straight out of high school, probably none of this never would have happened. Now you’re thinking “all my recruiters are gone” and my chances of living the perfect dream is dead now. The odds of getting injured and not being able to play basketball is a good 50 percent because either you can get hurt and not go through therapy because it’s difficult or don’t give up and come back even stronger.
Although one might say attending college is a good thing, it can also be a bad thing. Parents can be proud of their kids for going to college, but some think college is not worth the time and benefits. Parents work really hard for this money and what happens if the student fails and drop out from college. What happens if you don’t do well in college and you don’t get a degree. Some parents think earning a college degree is useless especially if they are paying for your tuition.
After establishing his own credibility, Davis makes readers question Branch’s integrity. Davis begins his argument by challenging Branch’s trustworthiness. He later provides an example of the information Branch lacked to mention in his article, writing “some 88 percent of the top football programs lose money for their universities -- and that doesn't even include the reams of cash the schools are spending on the so-called nonrevenue sports. Those are some basic, salient facts, but you won't find them anywhere in Branch's 15,000-word opus” (Davis 300). This information when left out of Branch’s article provides a one sided view, where the audience is misinformed of what is fact and what is
How he admires the game itself and then telling how they made it into the champion ships. This section in the chapter just went from topic to topic with barely any explation so it gets kind of hard when you’re trying to figure out the point of the section. Before it goes to another section it ends a section with a random comment such as “The team ended up in the championships.” “It was really random,” Anjali Ranadive said. “I mean, my father had never played basketball before.”
But when it comes to Politics or anything involving personal opinions Kareem Abdul Jabbar states that “athletes are relegated to a locker room ghetto and told to keep their politics as private as a jock strap.” Why is this the case though? Dismissing one’s opinions based on their profession doesn’t sound logical. Also, just because an athlete is making millions of dollars for “dribbling a basketball” doesn’t mean that they have to give up their basic rights as American Citizens. Athletes have been stereotyped as dumb jocks who know nothing for many years, but that isn’t really the case. After explaining Americas relationship
Is something a shooting foul, or is it not a shooting foul? It seems easy to be able to tell the difference, but not many referees are able to see the difference. Every single referee seems to have a different idea on what a shooting foul is. Many NBA experts have seen this, William Rhoden of the New York Times Explains “Most important, each has a philosophy of how the game should be officiated. As if players didn 't have enough to contend with, they have to adjust to officials from night to night”, this constant inconsistency will end up ruining the game and making it hard for all players to be able to play the best basketball.
Paying college athletes may help prevent cheating and corruption in big time college sports (Leef; Price; “Survey Shows Large Number of Players Were Paid in College”; Grossman). Since college athletes are not allowed to share in the profits they produce for their school, it is clear why they would accept illegal payments and other benefits (Grossman 1). Likewise "many NCAA schools find the temptations of success too alluring to worry about the rules. Schools cheat to secure the services of top athletes. They cheat by arranging to help their prospective athletes pass standardized tests.
If college tuition was free to everyone, students would no longer need to think about their financial issues hanging over their head. And with that said, if college students do not pay for their school tuition then there could be a huge decrease in grades and poor work ethic because they wouldn’t have the responsibility of paying for their own tuition. Many students that pay for their own tuition have a drive to succeed because they don’t want to pay to retake a class if they failed. If college tuition was free students wouldn’t put as much effort into their grades because they could take the class over again for free. Although this is a downfall, college tuition should be free for students because most places nowadays require you to have an associates or bachelors degree in college to have what is called a decent paying
If the player skips it, and they fail to get into the sport they want, then that’s their fault. The player chose to risk it, and that risk gave a bad ending. But to some people, college is too much of a risk. For example, if someone gets into a college team, but then they get a injury that does some permanent damage, then the player’s future may be ruined, or if the player does get into the NBA/NFL, they are probably going to earn less than if they had never gotten injured. Also, to some people, college is a waste of time.
Many believe it is absurd to still consider the NCAA amateur sports after all it has become but just as many think the exact opposite and that college athletes already receive fair compensation for their participation. This is a big decision that could impact the lives of thousands nationwide and revolutionize sports as we know it. College athletes should not be paid because of the many benefits that come with being a student athlete and because it is not a realistic resolution. One reason college athletes should not be paid is because of the many benefits there already are to playing a collegiate sport. One being reduced or free admission also known as a scholarship.
Raising the rim would lower the scores, and would make players look less athletic” (Frasor 1). Which is true, everybody loves interesting high scoring games packed with highlights, and changing the rim to to 11 feet is going to take this away from them, including the players because of the amount of time it is going to take the players to get used to shooting and dunking on an 11 foot rim. Frasor adds to his argument by saying, “If basketball were too easy for professional players, then you could make an argument to raise the basket, but that is not the case” (Frasor 1). If the NBA were to raise the rim then it would prove that the NBA is too easy for the players. This is definitely not the case considering that the 2016 Philadelphia 76ers were 10-72 and last season it took them 16 games to get a win, in addition to many teams being under .500, meaning they had more losses than wins.
“We can’t get over basketball rivalries, or ‘the people in Harlan are snoots and the people in Evarts, look down their nose at us,’,” Daniel Howard said while explaining his experiences with sport rivalries. Although the rivalry most known in Harlan County weren’t through college football, it still supports the argument that rivalries and competitiveness in this area
“There is so much money being made, and the people that create this wealth don’t get to participate and they don’t get to graduate. Thats a big deal”, said basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Some of these athletes spend so much time on their sport that they can’t graduate. This is similar to sharecropping because, in a way the system is set up so some athletes can’t