Earlier today, ESPN released a report that rocked the college basketball and NBA worlds. The Worldwide leader reported that the G-League intends to offer “Select Contracts” worth $125,000 to “elite” basketball prospects required to wait before entering the NBA player pool.
The new initiative could see the end to the one-and-done approach taken by most high school athletes who are of “elite” status. Will the top recruits take this path instead of heading to college?
We’ll have to wait and see.
One current NBA player doesn’t seem too happy about the new initiative. Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball voiced his displeasure with the news on Twitter.
“JBA,” Ball tweeted on Thursday afternoon.
“JBA” ? https://t.co/MIHjddlY3P
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) October 18, 2018
Of course, the G League’s new initiative likely means the end of LaVar Ball’s Junior Basketball Association that attempted to give high school athletes an alternative to college – while still getting paid.
Clearly Lonzo isn’t happy with the league’s move – at least as it pertains to his own family’s venture.