I was just wondering what everyone thought about this. It is usually a hot topic in basketball around the draft. I really have nor problem with kids skipping college or leaving college early. If I had the skills and thought I was ready I'd take the 5 million. I don't see why people say it ruins the game; have KG, Kobe and T-mac ruined basketball? Hell no they've improved it. It may take them longer to develope then college kids but It usually takes as long as they would have stayed in college. IMO if the player is talented enouph then he should be able to do whatever he wants. You can rant and rave all you want about how more polished Euros are and that they have better fundementals but the future of the NBA is in the hands of American ballers becuase they are still much better. The problem I have is with all the bad advice these kids recieve. Cooke and Collins must have been told at 1 point that they would be first rounders and they ended up not being drafted. Would college have helped them? Of course it would have and those players should have gone to college. Would college have helped Kobe, KG and T-mac? I don't think so.