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Is the 'Rich Paul Rule' protecting players or a racial issue?

The NCAA passed a new revision to its rule allowing basketball players to return to the sport even after hiring an agent, requiring that qualified agents have a bachelor's degree in order for players to utilize the rule. Some see this as another way to protect players from predatory agents who have insufficient education. Others are dubbing this the "Rich Paul rule" after LeBron James' agent, who doesn't have a college degree, and look at this as an institutionalized racism rule, preventing people who have the drive but lack the privilege of being able to attend college to flourish. What do you think? 🏀

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When it comes to business, you want someone with knowledge to maximize your earning potential. NCAA basketball athletes don't have long to earn money at the professional level, so there should be no anger when the NCAA requires the agents they recommend to have at least a bachelor's degree. From the organizations perspective, this gives their potential professional athletes the best shot to make in the real world.

Rich Paul's don't exactly grow on trees. There are a lot of predatory friends and family members who think they can run their loved one's business without any experience or education. This will prevent bad apples from ruining careers. 

There is nothing racial about this. This is about protecting players.

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Many people misconstrue education for wisdom and knowledge. That could not be further from the truth.

Like many before him, Rich Paul proved he could run a successful business without completing a college education. Yet, the NCAA wants to prevent him, an accomplished black man, from being able to connect with college athletes like everyone else with a rule that obviously targets him and others who have represented players well without a bachelor's degree.

The NCAA acts like this rule will prevent people from taking advantage of their athletes. Where does that thought even stem from? Friends and family are the only people these players trust for a reason. Licensed agents with college educations have taken money from players before and they will continue to do that and have even more opportunity to do so if the NCAA prevents athletes, who are mostly black, from picking the people who have had their back their whole life.

The only people that this new rule benefits are agents who are already established who are, surprise, mostly white. This obviously institutionalized racism and takes opportunities from people of color who have the talent to succeed but was never give the opportunity to go to college.

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