Mark Cuban Goes Off On “Horrible” State of College Basketball “It’s Worse Than High School”
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Have you ever heard Mark Cuban on Shark Tank go off on a business owner who had a horrible business idea or pitch? If not, it basically sounds like Cuban’s thoughts on the current state of College basketball.
“It’s horrible. It’s ridiculous,” Cuban said to ESPN Dallas. “It’s worse than high school. You’ve got 20 to 25 seconds of passing on the perimeter and then somebody goes and tries to make a play and do something stupid, and scoring’s gone down.
ON THE SHOT CLOCK…
“If they want to keep kids in school and keep them from being pro players, they’re doing it the exact right way by having the 35-second shot clock and having the game look and officiated the way it is,” said Cuban. “Just because kids don’t know how to play a full game of basketball.
“It’s uglier than ugly, and it’s evidenced by the scoring going down. When the NBA went through that, we changed things.”
ON THE REFS…
“The referees couldn’t manage a White Castle. Seriously, the college game is more physical than the NBA game, and the variation in how it’s called from game to game [is a problem]. Hell, they don’t even have standards on balls. They use different balls. One team’s got one ball, the other team’s got another ball. There are so many things that are ridiculous.”
OK then….back to Shark Tank, Cuban did invest into this (pretty awesome) guy.