True story: I once had an extremely young teammate ask me when our Christmas break was. He then became visibly shocked and saddened after learning that we didn’t get to go home for a week or so. Another time, a different young player asked me how the NBA’s playoff format worked. We entered the first round of the postseason and he had no idea what “best of 5″ meant. These were players who were ready to be professional athletes?
Kerr’s entire article is about the NBA age limit. He makes tons of good points about why there should be one and what the effects would be. I agree with his points and would love to see players have to spend at least two years in college (or somewhere) before going to the NBA.