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The NBA is regarded as the best basketball league in the world.
Talent from all around the globe can flaunt their skills in the NBA and earn immense money as well as fame.
But even after making it to the NBA, the journey is not over, if anything, it only begins for most.
Either way, being in the NBA is not for every player because, deep down, the league is a business.
Former lottery pick Jabari Parker recently called out the NBA for being a business, via NBACentral on Twitter.
“Sadly, the NBA is a business, and there are 10-12 teams that try to win every game, and the other half try to get a draft pick,” Parker said.
Jabari Parker calls out the NBA, describing the league as “watered down,” and outlines why he chose to leave for Barcelona
“I just want to be a part of something legitimate. I want to be a part of ‘every game matters’. Sadly, the NBA is a business and there are 10-12 teams… pic.twitter.com/IgAvBqCgZc
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) September 26, 2023
Parker played in the NBA for eight years before leaving the league to play for Barcelona in Spain.
Parker was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but unfortunately, he could never be a legitimate superstar in the league.
As for his call-out, Parker claimed that most teams are tanking for a top draft pick during the regular season.
On the other hand, he believes there are only about 12 teams that are trying to win every game of the season.
Thus, it leaves a very small market for most players to play in the league.
Parker gave examples of how players like DeMarcus Cousins, Dwight Howard, and John Wall are out of the league despite being superstars in the league at one point in their respective careers.
Parker concluded by calling the NBA “watered down,” and it led to him leaving it for Spain.
The former No. 2 overall draft pick averaged 14.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists over 310 games during his NBA career.
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