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There could be 18-year-olds in the NBA, after all

Updated: June 21, 2005, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- When commissioner David Stern announced the NBA's minimum age had been raised from 18 to 19, he was being overly simplistic and inaccurate.

Under terms of the new six-year collective bargaining agreement, there could still be 18-year-olds playing in the NBA.

Previous eligibility rules stated that American players could not become draft-eligible until their high school class graduated -- wording that allowed some players to enter the league at 17.

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