One-and-Done

One-and-Done

Sunday, November 18, 2018
| Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25

“One-and-done” is an expression that originated from Article X of the National Basketball Association’s collective bargaining agreement struck in 2006. It can also refer to an agreement that reconciled us to God.

It’s been more than a decade since the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the players’ union agreed to a rule that says players either need to be 19 years old or be one year removed from high school before being eligible for the draft.

Article X of the collective bargaining agreement struck in 2006 contains the core of the agreement that has since come to be known as the “one-and-done” rule. It refers to the player who graduates from high school, plays one year of college and then bolts for the NBA to make boatloads of money.

The rule will almost certainly be revised. Coaches in both the NBA and in college basketball don’t like it, and players don’t either. Many older NBA players do not believe that kids coming into the league at 19 are ready for showtime and the level of play that exists at the professional level.

Most 19-year-olds are not Kobe Bryant or LeBron James.

But the kids don’t like the rule because they feel their right...


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