After the Supreme Court docket paved means for school athletes to receives a commission, Charles Barkley believes ‘Armageddon’ is coming for the NCAA.
Final month, the Supreme Court docket unanimously ruled towards the NCAA preserving the amateurism of pupil athletes by limiting academic advantages. The ruling offers school athletes the chance to learn from their title, picture and likeness by third-party endorsement offers, promoting attire and charging look charges.
“Between this title, picture and likeness, this factor that simply got here down from the Supreme Court docket, I feel we’re preparing for Armageddon,” Barkley instructed his co-host Ernie Johnson and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski on The Steam Room podcast.
“You mentioned it earlier, we’re in hassle proper now,” Barkley continued. “Trigger I don’t know what’s gonna occur within the subsequent few years of faculty sports activities. What number of applications are gonna be disbanded, what number of sports activities are gonna be cancelled.”
“It’s clearly gonna turn into an arms race,” Barkley mentioned. “If I’m a child, and I bought to determine the place to go to varsity…you’re gonna say to your self ‘the place can I promote essentially the most jerseys? The place can I get a automobile deal? I’m going to an enormous college.’ I’m actually involved of the place school athletics are going.”
Coach Okay didn’t do a lot to ease Chuck’s apprehension about the way forward for school sports activities. “You guys have a proper to be involved,” Krzyzewski mentioned. “And I feel universities will begin making selections as to only what they wanna do in the event that they’re in collegiate sports activities applications…we’re a part of the college, we’re not THE college.”
Whereas the panorama of the NCAA will definitely be modified with college students being able to learn off their title, picture and likeness, it’s tough to justify any entity profiting off school sports activities, whereas stopping the athletes from doing the identical.
“All these Black youngsters, I’m not fearful about their taking part in time,” Barkley mentioned. “I’m fearful about them getting their schooling greater than something on this planet.”
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