It's actually very obvious why that is.
UcanUwill wrote:Yeah, those are good points, but still NBA is so hard to grasp sometimes. Like we see great Euroleague players come to the NBA sometimes, and they often struggle to be relevant at all, and it make it seem like NBA is so much better than any other league, I mean it is, but it makes it seem even more so that way, but then they will bring young Euro scrubs and they will play very well in the NBA very quickly. So is NBA this good, or is it not, which one is it.
I guess NBA is just very reliant on natural talent, like Pokusevski is more talented than Campazzo one would probably say, I mean Campazzo at 19 years old was a nobody, he just grinded for a decade to become good, were Pokusevski is just naturally more talented, he can show flashes of brilliance already, and if you give these players minutes and when they have a chance to practice with NBA players and coaches, these players improve rapidly, more rapid that these Euro stars who grinded for years to reach this level. Of course tanking and the fact that some of the NBA teams arent't really playing for wins, so they always have more of the intend to play young guys, but as I said sometimes it is just so hard to grasp NBA talent level, NBA loves drafting Euro scrubs with high picks and fans love those picks, but when you bring a posibility to sign Euroleague star, fans and NBA itself always act like these players are garbage, it is a conundrum.
It's because the NBA really, really, REALLY doesn't want a veteran EuroLeague star to succeed in the NBA. While on the other hand, the NBA really, really, REALLY wants young European "talents" to succeed in the NBA.
It's purely 100% about marketing the NBA as the world's best league, with all of the world's best players, and about squeezing every single dollar possible out of world basketball money into the NBA.
If basketball fans around the world started to think that veteran EuroLeague players can succeed in the NBA, then suddenly the NBA isn't the best league in the world, with all of the best players in the world anymore.
If basketball fans around the world started to see the NBA draft and NBA rookies as being all Americans again, then suddenly the NBA isn't a so-called world league with "all the best talent in the world" anymore.
As soon as this perception changes among fans, the NBA (meaning its owners), loses extremely enormous sums of money. Not to mention that the possible ultimate nightmare scenario of NBA owners could happen........the EuroLeague could start getting big TV deals in the USA, like European football (soccer) did.
That would be an ultimate financial doomsday scenario for NBA ownerships.