The NCAA Brings Racism Into The Sports World.

Posted by: Aamir
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The NCAA just made a new rule for sports agents to obtain the following if they wish to manage players:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Certified with NBPA for a minimum of three years
  • Take an in-person exam at the NCAA Office in Indianapolis
These are clear shots directed towards already wealthy and hard-working sports agents like Rich Paul, who represents players like LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, John Wall, etc. the list goes on. Players have been using trusted friends and advisors for years, so it begs the question as to why the NCAA is implementing these shitty rules now?
In this specific case, the answer we're looking for is that they see a black man succeeding and pocketing largely off something they could've well profited off of themselves. The sad truth is that no matter how much money colored people make, there will always be someone from above watching any sporadic growth like a hawk, and when there's any LARGE sum of money that is being missed out on, they will swoop in and capitalize. Ultimately they take what they believe is theirs. How do they do this? By implementing rules to slow the colored community down from making any real wealth in any way, shape, or form. I'm talking about the 1% wealth with endless money. They don't wanna see colored people succeed so they make up rules as such. When you're already pulling in billions, it makes absolutely no sense to order people to obtain a B.A. You don't need a college degree to be successful in this world. This is a clear shot at players using close friends as agents, more specifically a shot towards LeBron's agent, Rich Paul. Had the NCAA implemented this rule for future agents, this would have seemed less directed towards Rich Paul, but unfortunately, that's not the case.
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My message to Rich Paul and agents alike is to knock out these new required rules because they aren't impossible to do, but be vocal about the injustices on the behalf of the NCAA and anyone else that tries suppressing people of any color or background.

To NCAA president, Mark Emmert, and white colleagues alike, promote equality rather than trying to suppress it. I urge you to strengthen our community because you have the power to do so. Perhaps this isn't a race thing, but more so of a business ploy to capitalize on something you originally missed out on. If that's the case, you're closing a window on a lot of people who already do their jobs just fine without college, you're hurting people that want to become agents by prolonging their work, and you're helping NBPA veterans of +3 years capitalize off this door close. The thing I find most alarming is the timing of this abrupt rule change. When a guy like Rich Paul starts making headlines in tabloids as possibly being the agent of his time, NCAA comes knocking on the door to shut him down. Come on now. Shame on the NCAA.

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