Essay on Athletes Should Not Be A College Education

1799 Words Mar 16th, 2016 8 Pages
In the 2012-2013 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, an athlete named Lebron James broke the record for most expensive basketball jersey at one hundred and nine dollars. In total, 5.5 billion dollars worth of James’s jerseys were purchased. Another well known athlete named Kobe Bryant broke another amazing record by having the most purchased basketball jersey for six years straight from 2006-2012. According to the statistics, these two talented athletes are adored and supported by many. However, neither Lebron James nor Kobe Bryant attended college. Young children look up to these athletes, so is it good for these children’s role models to be people who did not receive a college education? While not everyone strives for a college degree, it is most beneficial for young athletes to finish college and receive their four year degree.
Everyday in the news there are countless stories of extraordinary athletes who receive full-ride scholarships to incredible Division 1 schools. These athletes typically get a lot of attention from professional coaches who have intentions of drafting new young talent. Because of this, the athletes do not normally choose to stay in college and finish school and would rather Folly 2 leave early to go to the pros for their prospective sport. When these athletes make the decision to leave early, they do not fully understand the repercussions of what they just did. Nicholls Worth, a commonly referenced website, feels that, “If…

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