NBA Ready to Change Age Limit

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said this week that raising the league's minimum age for players from 19 to 20 is his top priority. During the NBA’s annual two-day meeting with the president of the National College Athletic Association, Silver said the league and the NCAA are trying to appeal to the players’ union, which has been resistant to the proposed changes, by establishing new programs that will help players stay in school longer. “If we’re going to be successful in raising the age from 19 to 20, part and parcel in those negotiations goes to the treatment of players on those college campuses and closing the gap between what their scholarships cover and their expenses,” Silver said.