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The NBA Podcast | How should the NBA help reform youth basketball?

Bryan Toporek



Feb 17, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media at 2018 NBA All Star game press conference at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen and Bryan Toporek discuss how the NBA could help clean up youth basketball and whether the Los Angeles Lakers‘ recent surge will make them a more attractive free-agent landing spot.

In the wake of the NCAA’s recruiting scandal, should the NBA ditch its one-and-done rule? Can it make the G League more appealing to elite high school prospects? What other steps could it take to reform youth basketball?

Has the Lakers’ recent surge affected their outlook this offseason? Is Paul George now destined to sign with them?

Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more:

Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) is a Philadelphia native who's just talkin' about practice. You can also find him at Bleacher Report, BBALLBREAKDOWN, Vantage Sports, Hardwood Paroxysm and Hoop 76 of the TrueHoop Network.