Now that the NBA age limit is official, reactions are coming in. Greg
it's unfair to the next LeBron James. His teammate, Mike Conley,
though, says that it might be a good thing because Oden really does want to go
to college, and this will take a lot of pressure off of him.
Williams thinks it's a waste of time, that it really won't affect things
very much, and that the NBA is a competitor and acting like one.
Gregg "Popeye" Doyel has
an article up on the ramifications of the rule, pointing out that those guys
who decided to wait an extra year to get drafted now look really smart. So
while Shavlik Randolph will likely have a quiet draft day, Shelden Williams
stock has just gone up a lot.
Lute Olson thinks
it's a cop-out. Lon Kruger thinks
it's pretty pointless.
Dick Vitale thinks
it is a disservice to young talent.