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Old 05-12-2010, 11:59 PM   #16
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Perhaps because they're emotionally, mentally, and physically immature to be in the NBA? Kobe, KG, Lebron don't make the majority, seems to be the argument used in favor of it.


emotions and mentally?

cant give them a basketball with the big boys, but gladly hand them a gun to go over the the desert to make decisions that effect lives...

18 is the only real AMERICAN answer
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:03 AM   #17
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emotions and mentally?

cant give them a basketball with the big boys, but gladly hand them a gun to go over the the desert to make decisions that effect lives...

18 is the only real AMERICAN answer
It could be well-argued that we shouldn't be sending 18 year-olds to war. Regardless, the NBA does have the right to set an age requirement. IMO the one they currently have is silly but they have the right to set it.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:06 AM   #18
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It could be well-argued that we shouldn't be sending 18 year-olds to war. Regardless, the NBA does have the right to set an age requirement. IMO the one they currently have is silly but they have the right to set it.
18 isnt the problem, the gettin shot at is. A 21 out of college isnt any more prepared for either.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:06 AM   #19
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It could be well-argued that we shouldn't be sending 18 year-olds to war. Regardless, the NBA does have the right to set an age requirement. IMO the one they currently have is silly but they have the right to set it.

of course they have a right to set it...... but its pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:11 AM   #20
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18 isnt the problem, the gettin shot at is. A 21 out of college isnt any more prepared for either.


how old are you.. i was much more mentally stable as a 21 year old than an 18 year old... its not just getting shot at.... it is also very much so taking someones life... and the effect that can have on a person.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:13 AM   #21
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how old are you.. i was much more mentally stable as a 21 year old than an 18 year old... its not just getting shot at.... it is also very much so taking someones life... and the effect that can have on a person.
Lol, maybe a little more mentally stable at 21, but you're kidding yourself if you think that 3 years is going to make any sort of difference in something as stressful as war.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:18 AM   #22
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Lol, maybe a little more mentally stable at 21, but you're kidding yourself if you think that 3 years is going to make any sort of difference in something as stressful as war.


that depends on what three years you are talking about man.....

is there a difference of a 15 year old and 18?

my jump from 18 to 21 was astronomical......... and i am thinking that you are believing that NOONE is stable enough for war...... so i think i am done arguing this from you..

i stand by my words... old enough for army... old enough for NBA
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:20 AM   #23
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Lol, maybe a little more mentally stable at 21, but you're kidding yourself if you think that 3 years is going to make any sort of difference in something as stressful as war.

A 21 year old is more likely to grasp the realities of the situation. A 18 year old still thinks they're invincible like every other high schooler waiting to be smacked back down to earth.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:24 AM   #24
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Yes. Too many childish NBA athletes.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:24 AM   #25
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A 21 year old is more likely to grasp the realities of the situation. A 18 year old still thinks they're invincible like every other high schooler waiting to be smacked back down to earth.
.... I kind of doubt that. I think you're just pushing around a false stereotype. There are obviously more idiots at highschool then after highschool, but very few to no people think of themselves as invincible, especially in a situation like war.

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that depends on what three years you are talking about man.....

is there a difference of a 15 year old and 18?

my jump from 18 to 21 was astronomical......... and i am thinking that you are believing that NOONE is stable enough for war...... so i think i am done arguing this from you..

i stand by my words... old enough for army... old enough for NBA
I think at the time I saw the jump from 15 to 18, or 18 to 21 astronomical, but in reality it probably wasn't that huge, and yes I don't think you can really be stable enough for war.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:26 AM   #26
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He just doesn't want his scoring record to be broken.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:27 AM   #27
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Selfishly yes, the NBA and College basketball would get considerably better, but it can't happen. 19 is unfair enough.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:37 AM   #28
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.... I kind of doubt that. I think you're just pushing around a false stereotype. There are obviously more idiots at highschool then after highschool, but very few to no people think of themselves as invincible, especially in a situation like war.


I think at the time I saw the jump from 15 to 18, or 18 to 21 astronomical, but in reality it probably wasn't that huge, and yes I don't think you can really be stable enough for war.
what is the point of you bickering in this thread... unless your argument is that no age is ready for the NBA then STFU.....

i brought this up as my reasoning and your rebuttle was weak sauce.......
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:39 AM   #29
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I think at the time I saw the jump from 15 to 18, or 18 to 21 astronomical, but in reality it probably wasn't that huge, and yes I don't think you can really be stable enough for war.


Did you live my life or was that me who lived my life?

just checking!
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:40 AM   #30
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I would rather they lower it back to 18.
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