Essay on Ncaa Athletes Should Not Be Banned

888 Words Sep 16th, 2014 4 Pages
The NBA has the best athletes in the sport of basketball, so to represent the United States in FIBA basketball tournament NBA athletes were allowed to compete in the 1994 world tournament, starting a new era for team USA. Presently the NBA has grown and expanded into other counties becoming a bigger brand, gaining love for the game from all over the world. However the NBA needs to limit its professional athletes participation in FIBA basketball because the risk of injuries, fatigue and distractions to players and their impending NBA season. Earlier there were no issues with NBA player’s involvement in FIBA basketball but overtime with recent advances in sports medicine and an increase in games to the NBA season the NBA should not allow players to be involve in FIBA basketball, to protect players and the NBA the brand. FIBA basketball world cup is an international basketball competition held every four years in selected countries, it involves 24 of the best countries/teams and happens in the summer after the NBA season. The 1994 FIBA basketball tournament granted NBA athletes the right to participate in the USA team after existing for over 50 years, creating a dominating team which won the gold metal that year. After that the USA won two gold medals and bronze once between 1994 and 2010, but going forward NBA player’s involvement in FIBA basketball has decreased and more players are refusing FIBA invitation to participate in their tournament. The NBA season requires a lot…

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