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Jabari Parker on a potential move to two-and-done: ‘I think that’s ridiculous’

Apr 24, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT

Jabari Parker paid a visit to the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday morning, and his interview was fairly entertaining.

He made fun of Coach K’s tan and he called out the Knicks on the lack of a supporting cast that Carmelo Anthony has.

Where things got interesting is when Patrick pressed him on his thoughts on the NBA’s potential move to two-and-done and a 20 year old age limit.

“I think that’s ridiculous,” Parker said. “I think a lot of people can get enrolled in service for their country, but they don’t want to give them an opportunity to provide for themselves and go apply for a job in the NBA. I think that’s kind of ridiculous.”

And while Parker made a point of saying that college isn’t for everyone, he did say that having a one-and-done season was good for him, on and off the court.

“I needed a year in college,” he said.

  1. tigers182 - Apr 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    How many jobs don’t require a level of college to work for them? Why is it so “oppressive” when sports require college?

    • edbrowndesign - Apr 28, 2014 at 6:14 PM

      I have never seen job description require SOME college, PARTIAL college, 1 or 2 years of college or that you have to have attended college. A college degree is whats expected.

  2. tientzu1 - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Are you serious? Can we please stop with comparing our lives to those in the entertainment industry. In the entertainment field (which sports fall under) the main requirement is that you have some sort of exceptional talent level that is sought after by the industry. Working as amid level supervisor at ABC, Inc does not require an exceptional talent level. Thus you need college to hone your talentless skills to be able to perform the job. No amount of college is going to make you an exceptional talent that is sought after by normal people industry. Stop with the comparisons that only come from the position of jealousy and envy.

  3. tientzu1 - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    *a mid…my bad for the typo

  4. oruacat2 - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    “Believe it or not, there was actually some doubt as to whether or not Parker would actually turn pro. He’s a different dude, and I mean that as a compliment. He’s quite religious, he’s an excellent student and he’s the kind of curious mind that values his education and experience at Duke as much as he would value the chance to make millions at the NBA level. It’s clear in the lengthy statement that he released on Thursday, in which he discusses his intentions to return to school and earn his degree — “I was an honor student when I arrived at Duke, and I’d like to graduate as one,” he wrote — and is decision not to go on a Mormon mission as much as he does he thought on becoming a professional basketball player.”

    So, in summary, Parker wasn’t any different – at all – and you swallowed his BS hook, line, and sinker. lol

  5. psly2124 - Apr 24, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    What skill does the president have? I can’t find one. Being a liar doesn’t count and there is an age requirement on that. If owners want to put an age restriction on employment thy can. If they are paying millions of dollars they can do whatever they want.

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