[Moderated by Matt Jones]
Yesterday I was forced to watch the decisions of both Shabazz and Nerlens, from my computer in the library. Twitter and the ESPNU Special were both keeping my focus away from my paper. As I was skimming through Twitter, Dick Vitale and Rex Chapman brought something new to my attention.
@Rexchapman- We encourage 18-yr old HS-cats announcing on live-TV where they’ll be “taking their talents” & kill arguably the best plyr on planet 4 same.
Now I’m going to have to agree with both of them. An hour and a half special for 2 announcements? That’s a bit ridiculous ESPN. Yes I was one of the many that crucified Lebron for having a one hour special. It was completely unnecessary, just like this special was. High School players should have a press conference at their high school, or announce it during the halftime of an All-Star game. Putting two 18 year olds at a desk just looked uncomfortable, and talking about what each recruit will do for 10 minutes just gets redundant.
Yes, this decision special wasn’t nearly as bad as Lebrons; every high school player makes a decision to chose a college. A professional player should never have anything more than a press conference to decide where they will play. While there are many people that wanted to see their decision, they should not have made a special about it. All it takes is a little 30 minute show. I’m not blaming the kids because they certainly didn’t call ESPN asking for a show, I’m resting all the blame on ESPN.
Once again Thanks ESPN, for over covering everything…as usual.
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