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Re: New Story: K.J. McDaniels taking his talents to the NBA
Posted: Apr 22, 2014 3:24 PM
 

I know my response is not going to be one that is very popular, but I will state my opinion and respect each of your opinions about the topic.

I think KJ should focus on being a good NBA player at this point. Finishing school is something that he can do later- if necessary. When he is drafted and plays with a team, chances are he will need time to adjust to the NBA style of basketball. After his first season as an NBA player, he will have a ton of components of his game that will need to be improved-if he plans to remain in the league and reach veteran status. He will not have time to attend school, study, meet all classroom requirements, etc. He has given up apart of his academic life to utilize the talents that he has been given. It is time to give that art/talent 100%.

He has a chance to lay a solid foundation for the remainder of his life. ####, he will make more in one contract that the average American earns in a lifetime. Lets be real! Finishing college for him will be more of a formality. He will not learn more about money management, or some creative way to live life more comfortably. Based on the economy we live in today, a college degree means very little. It takes work experience, knowing someone, exceptional interviewing skills, along with the college degree. Again, being real, KJ might make 30K with his college degree (very slim maybe). People are not hiring, so he could have sat out for months, working at "mom and pops" establishments, trying to use his degree. Those of us who are real, know I am telling the truth. That kid would be similar to most other athletes who graduate from college and go into the work force. They struggle like ####. If KJ signs a contract worth 1.5 mil over 3 or 4 years (guaranteed money), it would take him 50 years to earn that salary. Ha Ha! I really laugh at people who try to push athletes to finish their education while trying to improve their game. I think it is great to finish school, if he has "Have Arrived", and just finished a second contract or signed a multi-million dolllar deal on his second contract. Most of America go to college to earn a degree- for what? To make enough money to live comfortably. Well, KJ will accomplish that task without finishing college. Now if he blows his money or tries to live beyond his means, he is screwed, but if I were advising him, I am telling him, push as hard as you can to become the best NBA player you can become. We will talk about finishing college when you have time and energy to invest in academics. Right now, you have to survive in this league.

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Subject (Replies: 51) Author Date Posted
New Story: K.J. McDaniels taking his talents to the NBA
TigerNet News® Apr 22, 2014 11:03 AM
GOOD LUCK
Jonnybball22® Apr 22, 2014 11:05 AM
Re: GOOD LUCK
NJCU Apr 22, 2014 11:08 AM
So in 3.5 years, THAT is your contribution here?
tiger_thom® Apr 22, 2014 11:15 AM
Re: GOOD LUCK
IBeWriteGood® Apr 22, 2014 11:28 AM
Re: GOOD LUCK
SCTIGER2 Apr 22, 2014 12:19 PM
Re: GOOD LUCK
tigertomw Apr 22, 2014 2:46 PM
Re: GOOD LUCK
Whitehurst74® Apr 22, 2014 2:54 PM
2 post
talegater Apr 22, 2014 6:37 PM
Re: GOOD LUCK
flash75 Apr 22, 2014 12:21 PM
Best of luck, come back and finish your degree!***
cutigersJD® Apr 22, 2014 11:09 AM
For KJ's sake, its the best decision
Prime T. Tiger Apr 22, 2014 4:55 PM
Good for him.
TheProdigal Apr 22, 2014 11:11 AM
Would those dollars mysteriously disappeared if he had come
CM Shack Apr 22, 2014 11:13 AM
Perhaps
tiger_thom® Apr 22, 2014 11:14 AM
They would have if he came back and blew an ACL
TheProdigal Apr 22, 2014 11:14 AM
True
tiger_thom® Apr 22, 2014 11:17 AM
Plus, he will "get better" faster in the NBA than he will
TheProdigal Apr 22, 2014 11:18 AM
If he doesn't get an outside shot and a handle, he won't see
CM Shack Apr 22, 2014 12:00 PM
How many players who came back last year blew an ACL?***
CM Shack Apr 22, 2014 11:59 AM
Re: How many players who came back last year blew an ACL?***
buie32 Apr 22, 2014 12:48 PM
Re: Would those dollars mysteriously disappeared if he had come
alfatiger Apr 22, 2014 1:06 PM
Re: Would those dollars mysteriously disappeared if he had come
tigertomw Apr 22, 2014 2:49 PM
Good Luck KJ BUT do not believe a word out of a sports
Coothater® Apr 22, 2014 11:12 AM
Re: Good Luck KJ BUT do not believe a word out of a sports
FORESTTIGER Apr 22, 2014 11:21 AM
I bet it would be quite a bit more than
TheProdigal Apr 22, 2014 11:21 AM
19th last year : Sergey Kasarev
tiger_thom® Apr 22, 2014 11:24 AM
Re: Good Luck KJ BUT do not believe a word out of a sports
tigertomw Apr 22, 2014 2:53 PM
Why would that have to be in writing
NewEnglandTiger Apr 22, 2014 11:22 AM
Not a bitter CU Basketball fan but...
NJCU Apr 22, 2014 11:40 AM
Dancing... or, working and making a few $Million? Let me see***
SOLOS® Apr 22, 2014 12:26 PM
I think he has more of a chance
Yzracer48 Apr 22, 2014 12:30 PM
Re: New Story: K.J. McDaniels taking his talents to the NBA
92TigerJohn Apr 22, 2014 12:02 PM
Re: New Story: K.J. McDaniels taking his talents to the NBA
bballmac3 Apr 22, 2014 12:19 PM
Good luck KJ and thank you for being a Tiger
tigerpaw68® Apr 22, 2014 12:33 PM
W.W.U.D What would you do?
HumbleServant Apr 22, 2014 12:52 PM
Re: W.W.U.D What would you do?
buie32 Apr 22, 2014 12:54 PM
My butt would be gone!!!!
tigertomw Apr 22, 2014 2:54 PM
You guys have no idea how good KJ is...
buie32 Apr 22, 2014 12:52 PM
Good move for KJ i think, but that kills next season.
TigersAndCubs Apr 22, 2014 12:56 PM
Big mistake on his part
AllTimeClemson Apr 22, 2014 3:07 PM
What makes you think he would go top 10-12?
TigersAndCubs Apr 23, 2014 9:10 AM
Not now***
CM Shack Apr 23, 2014 4:39 PM
Just Tajh raised his draft stock by staying...***
RC Tiger® Apr 23, 2014 10:50 AM
Re: New Story: K.J. McDaniels taking his talents to the NBA
tigerballfan Apr 22, 2014 3:24 PM
Mistake, disagree with the young man's decision, but
Filo Betto Apr 22, 2014 3:29 PM
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Tschump2 Apr 22, 2014 4:09 PM
Re: Thanks, and all the best!
Dugatiger® Apr 22, 2014 7:53 PM
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Mooka Apr 23, 2014 9:55 AM
We won't win 10 games next year***
wyletigr Apr 23, 2014 1:30 PM
Did you think we would win 20 this year?***
CM Shack Apr 23, 2014 4:38 PM
Bad vibe title of article
silvavocati Apr 23, 2014 6:59 PM