In episode No. 13 of our “In The Paint Show,“ hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland break down and offer predictions for the NorCal and SoCal regional championships, talk about LeBron James calling out his teammates in the media and go in on the NBA’s recent proposal to lower the age minimum for the NBA Draft from 19 to 18 years old.
The fellas talk about James’ decision to call out teammates as the Los Angeles Lakers look to stay relevant in the Western Conference playoff race. Did management screw this up before it ever got started by placing an aging superstar with a young core that is simply not ready to compete for a NBA championship? Did LeBron throw off the time clock for the entire franchise by brining his closing championship window to La La land?
Ron and Dev also break down what it would mean if the NBA allowed high school players to enter the NBA Draft once again as it did before the “One-and-Done” rule was established for the 2006 NBA Draft. They go hard on the pros and cons of the NBA’s proposal to change the draft age from 19 to 18 years old. What does it mean that the league is much younger than it used to be? Will a bunch of unprepared players try to declare for the NBA Draft if a new age requirement is in place by 2022?
Also check out this week’s pod to see how if Ron and Devin know their stuff as it relates to the CIF regional playoffs? Were their first round predictions spot on or bricks? Hint: Devin know his stuff!
The fellas covered plenty of topics this week, so make sure to give our Pod a listen and share it with friends!
To learn more about our hosts, Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland, and to get more information about what “In The Paint” is all about, check out our intro below!