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End the NBA draft age limit

Ignore the NBA brass' rhetoric; 18-year-olds should be allowed to choose

Updated: April 12, 2012, 11:21 PM ET
By Etan Thomas | Special to ESPN.com

In recent weeks, David Stern and Mark Cuban have spoken about raising the age for NBA draft picks, but that does not mean it has to be so.

The logic for requiring longer stays in college is, in many cases, compelling, but there are equally persuasive arguments from the perspective of prospective pros and NBA players, even those who stayed in college like me.

Powerful spokesmen from the league are lining up because the rule has been carried over from the previous ...

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