There's a disturbing book out about the
NBA and crime, with the author, Jeff Benedict, saying 40% of NBA players he
investigated (out of 177) were linked to serious crimes.
NBA Commissioner David Stern says that number is a fabrication, and argues
that since Benedict does not disclose much about his data, the book is seriously
Still, it should, one would hope, cause much discussion, and we would really
hope that if the numbers stand up, that parents of high school stars would think
carefully about putting eighteen-year-old kids in this sort of an environment.