Question of the day

The Kickoff

June 30, 2006

Were too many international players taken in the NBA draft?

NBA execs now realize what local club teams and most AAU coaches and NCAA teams still don't. A complete game counts. International players usually come with a consistent skill set - jump shooting, defense, passing - you know, team play.

Fran Vojik

Glen Burnie

Many basketball scouts and Americans who played in Europe ... saw the rising of talent overseas 20 years ago. Instruction, good coaching, good leagues, fairness and the right attitude to learn the game.

Stephen Johnson

Parkville

There were so many, the president was ready to send in the National Guard to secure the borders around the draft venue. And it's true that these immigrants do end up with the jobs that nobody else wants, like having to box out Shaquille O'Neal.

Mike Ichniowski

Lutherville

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