|"Kentucky' s starting five Gettin' Money!"|
All five of them in a press conference declared for the NBA draft on Tuesday. Not only did Anthony Davis make a move but so did fellow freshmen Marquis Teague and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist along with sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb.
"We made it work," Jones said. "We all wanted to be there and do it together like we've done everything else together."
Like I've been saying all along, college is for those of us that didn't possess extraordinary skills at a young age. It's a place to mature and figure out what exactly you want to do with your life. It's also a place for you to learn the things necessary for the career you aspire to have that requires a four year degree.
For example, if you want to become an engineer Purdue, Georgia Tech or Rose Hulman are great places to become qualified to do that. They'll give you all of the training and certifications you need to eventually become one. It normally takes about 4 years. If you want to become big time highly paid lawyer, Harvard has one of the best programs on the planet after you've already received a bachelors degree with the GPA and the bread to afford it. It normally takes about 7 years to complete that process( 4 years undergraduate plus 3 years post graduate) .
If you possess the genetics and the work ethic to be a professional basketball player the length of time to become qualified varies depending upon your skill set. For some people it may take 21 or 22 years. However, for the highly skilled and extraordinary which is only a chosen few in the world, it only takes 18 or 19 years!
Like I said a month ago it didn't make an ounce of sense for Anthony Davis to be in class this semester because he was going to the league in June anyway. If he had listened to all of those folks that thought going to class was the best thing for him he would have wasted his time. Why? Because now that he's declared for the draft, he's signed with an agent and class isn't an option at this point. They have to get him prepared for the draft in June. So guess what? He nor the other four guys that declared on yesterday are in Lexington today in class.
They will be training like I said Davis should have been doing since the beginning of the semester. Because out of that group he was the only sure fire lottery pick coming out of high school a year ago bruh! Listen folks, don't continue to go through life doing what only sounds good when you blurt it out. Going to class only sounds good because somebody has told you that your entire life because it was safe for the average person. You can't use that logic when you're talking to a freak of nature. The rules change depending upon who we're talking about.
In this case, I was specifically talking to Anthony Davis not the other kids that eventually decided to leave school. They're weren't any guarantees with guys like Teague or Kidd-Gilchrist coming out of school. So they should have been going to class and playing it safe until the scouts gave them the high sign. Now they've got to train and be ready to play after the draft.
Trust me folks I know what I'm talking about. All you've got to do is pay attention to what's going on around you. If there is a kid in your neighborhood that has been born with what no other kid possesses then watch him. If he's 6'8" or taller and is extremely athletic, has great body movement and footwork. Not to mention can run the floor, shoot, play defense and isn't a head case. More than likely he's one of the those people you'll be watching in the NBA in a year.
They don't make those types of people all of the time bruh! If you don't believe me go to any court in America today and look for him! It's like looking for Big Foot! They rarely pass your way so when you see them they more than likely don't need anything past a high school diploma! Now you can find cats 6'0" to 6'3" that can do that all day long. That's why more often than not they would be advised to go to class at least until given the high sign.
Holla At Ya Boy!