MONEY TALKS AND WILDCATS WALK… IS THE NBA DRAFT RUINING COLLEGE BASKETBALL?
Apparently it’s “won” and done for NCAA Basketball Champions the Kentucky Wildcats. In a mass exodus, Charlton Heston style, Kentucky’s entire starting lineup, including 3 freshman and 2 sophomores, are leaving Lexington and heading to B-ball Utopia, otherwise known as the NBA. And while the children of Israel were sustained with quail and honey wafers, these too cool for school sojourners won’t need to worry about their daily bread. With an average NBA salary of $ 5 Million, Anthony Davis and company will gladly trade their bonds of Ramon Noodles and mid-terms for Armani Suits and super model wives. And if you’re part of the task masters, known as the coaching staff or scholarship recruits, don’t try to stop them. A Maserati will always outrun the team bus.
Chick Feed: The average starting salary in the NBA is a little over $400,000 compared to the average college grad’s starting salary which is around $50,000.