Listen: NCAA's agent certification process draws concern, criticism
"The NC double a trying to clarify something my about what went on with their new rule where you have to have bachelor's degree to become an NBA yeah and the NCAA released a statement after drawing criticism and they'll continue to draw they said although some can and have been successful without a college degree as a higher education organization the NCAA values a college education and continues to emphasize the importance of earning a degree we are guided by recommendations from the commission on basketball which spoke with the agent and advisor community that the NCAA certification process should be more stringent than the current process cool story bro agent an adviser committee that sounds like a bunch of haters that sounds like Hey listen let's make it harder for rich Paul because that appears to be the only correct and the thing I don't understand is them saying in this one that you're going to let's get to that line and this doesn't make sense which benchmarks are new rules against the requirements for other organizations that certify agents like the NBA which also requires agents to have a bachelor's degree rich Paul is an MBA agent we're talking about this rule so much because it clearly is trying to exclude one ridge Paul and so I don't understand I'm on the N. B. A. P. A.'s website right now and it's kind of inconsistent to be honest new NBA NBPA agent application check was sent a copy of the highest diploma received or transcripts in PDF format and then in the frequently asked questions section hints more at the idea that if you don't have your diploma yet you need to provide the dates by which you might have been so that part is right click but might is the key word there my in my eye and I would like some answers from somebody who would know or maybe we can reach out Dominic fox four through how this was the CEO of the N. B. PA right for a for a little while there somebody who might know this because again all of it even if the rule is written in clearly fires in the place of what is in practice because rich Paul is an agent yeah he represents the vast majority of players in the NBA and solve all the sudden you're trying to tell me that he's not not and be be a certified I would ask what is that certification really mean read that line again about the highest yeah just as the lights were just as high as degrees haulage no it it does but I'm telling you there's something in the frequently asked questions on this website that hints at the idea of a bachelor's degree okay yeah so I'm saying I don't know when I can't say for sure yet so I'm not going to and I like that clearly but regardless like we see it in practice presents half the major power players in the league yeah and and here's here's more justifica are but just rational for why a bachelor's degrees not a benchmark for any level of success we just brought a few billionaires who dropped out of college for you Bill Gates Larry Ellison mark Zuckerberg Ralph Lauren Steve Jobs Michael dell dell computers so somehow despite that vaunted bachelor degree they manage to ridiculous rule it every capsule loosely in saying and we'll try and get a clarification on what that actually isn't isn't according to the website that junior"