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Old 08-17-2007, 09:03 PM   #16
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Complete waste of time. NBA players will always be idiots. \

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Old 08-17-2007, 11:45 PM   #17
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are you guys serious? wow. i applaud that.

having abundant amount of money, playing in the nba, helping out family members are all things great, but what's after that? i'm glad he realizes that his soul purpose is worth more than dribbling a ball.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:52 PM   #18
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I really respect this. Shows that Josh isn't just another dumb jock. He gets it. He realized he won't be 24 forever. He is preparing himself NOW for the inevitable. A lot of guys think that THEY will be the one defeat the aging cycle. Father time grabs EVERYONE. Josh wants to support himself and his family. He is taking advantage of a wonderful gift, and that is the free time and money to be able to go back to school and finish what he started.
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:41 AM   #19
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There is no reason to ever criticize an NBA player for wanting to go back and finish school.

I have myself a very secure and good paying job and I have no college degree. I am only 40 units away from one and I haven't been to school in over 2 years...however, I WILL get that degree one day because it would be a big accomplishment and I know it would make my mom very happy and even more proud of me. Even though I will likely never use that degree for any job purposes.

Props to Josh and all the professional athletes out there who have all the money they need but still want to go back and educate themselves
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Old 08-18-2007, 04:38 AM   #20
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I have a lot of respect for NBA players who go back to get an education. There's a lot of things you learn in college, not just the subjects you're taking. It helps improve players' maturity, and puts things in perspective since they're just another student among tens of thousands, rather than a star in a league of maybe 400.

Most of all, I like the fact that they're proving wrong the stereotype of African-American athletes being uneducated gangsters and thugs. Society can have stupid biases sometimes, and while people may not say it out loud, the belief in stereotypes is definitely there. I have tremendous respect for players who break the mold and prove that there's more to them than just money and basketball.

And hasn't anyone seen Coach Carter?
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:05 AM   #21
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VC has a degree, he missed practice to recieve it.
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:09 AM   #22
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It's best to study now while your brain is at its peak...
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:01 PM   #23
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Id like to quote Paul Simon:

"When I think back of all the crap I learned in Highschool,its a wonder I can think at all."

You don`t need to go to school to expand your mind...

i think that reading actually expands one's mind

college facilitates reading books that we normally would not have chosen for ourselves. one can then develop in ways that wouldnt happen by our own resources

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Old 08-19-2007, 11:13 PM   #24
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Default Re: nba players (ex. josh childress) going back to school: wise or a waste of time?

Paul Simon is an idiot. You'll notice that the people with low intelligence are always the ones who think college is a waste of time
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:26 PM   #25
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Id like to quote Paul Simon:

"When I think back of all the crap I learned in Highschool,its a wonder I can think at all."

You don`t need to go to school to expand your mind...

College >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> High school.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:27 AM   #26
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Paul Simon is an idiot. You'll notice that the people with low intelligence are always the ones who think college is a waste of time

i was going to mention something similiar: our opinion for the nba stars is usually how we think about education for ourselves
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:57 AM   #27
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School is for suckaz

Gangstaz don't need no education
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:26 AM   #28
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I have a lot of respect for NBA players who go back to get an education. There's a lot of things you learn in college, not just the subjects you're taking. It helps improve players' maturity, and puts things in perspective since they're just another student among tens of thousands, rather than a star in a league of maybe 400.

Most of all, I like the fact that they're proving wrong the stereotype of African-American athletes being uneducated gangsters and thugs. Society can have stupid biases sometimes, and while people may not say it out loud, the belief in stereotypes is definitely there. I have tremendous respect for players who break the mold and prove that there's more to them than just money and basketball.

And hasn't anyone seen Coach Carter?

Man you stole my words before I even thought them up.
I agree. The value of higher education should rarely be questioned, and its great to see an NBA player breaking the stereotype and going for his education. That's a huge part of the reason why I still respect Shaq as a person despite my Laker fan bitterness towards him, and his often immature attitude.
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:21 PM   #29
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Default Re: nba players (ex. josh childress) going back to school: wise or a waste of time?

It's not a waste of time if they have plans for what they are going to do when they leave the NBA. If he actually wants to have a job when he leaves the NBA that is related to his major, it's a good idea.

If there are no plans to work after retirement, it is kind of a waste of time. With the economy as violatile as it is and with the amount of money these guys spends, it would be in their best interests to have a plan for after basketball.
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