Cowlishaw Compares NBA and College Basketball


I listen to Dallas Morning News columnist Tim Cowlishaw and Matt Mosley every afternoon on 103.3 (KESN-FM) in Dallas.  Today his column was about the superiority of the NBA over the college game.  I wrote him and responded.  I said: 

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“I think the frustrating thing to me about the NBA is that the bandwidth of talent is too compressed. All the players are “great to superstar” status. And, there is great similarity in size, background, experience, etc.  In the college game, the bandwidth is broader, so you have room for walk-ons, smaller guys, and lesser-talented players who still find a way to get the job done. They are “average to superstar” status. Remember SMU brought in three football players to round out the roster late this season. Haven’t seen an NFL player on the NBA court for awhile (LOL), although I do remember Dave DeBusschere played baseball and in the NBA. Michael Jordan wasn’t so lucky. As a result, the college game is less predictable, adding more suspense, drama, and excitement.  It’s really not about bands, cheerleaders, etc. I would watch Kansas vs. Purdue before I would watch the Mavericks vs. the Spurs.”
He replied from his iPhone:
“Thanks you make very valid points. And if I had more space , I do have issues with the NBA as well.”
 
 

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