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    Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    ESPN - Ohio State transfer Nikola Kecman benched 12 games for time with Serbian club

    Only difference I see is the team involved. Why is it treated differently?



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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    To me it sounds like time - his team went from an amateur team to a pro team during his time on the team. Lucca was an amateur playing on a pro team for something like 3 years. Big difference if that's the case.


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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    I'm guessing he played only 12 games with the "pro" team, while Lucca played almost 90. The rule is you are suspended an equal number of games you played or one year.



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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    Good point. It could be all about timing.

    NCAA claims he received "more than necessary living expenses"... where as Lucca did not.

    My point is simply that I think the elite schools get off the hook in situations like this, where as the ISU's of the world get the smack down.



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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I'm guessing he played only 12 games with the "pro" team, while Lucca played almost 90. The rule is you are suspended an equal number of games you played or one year.
    Good info. I wasn't aware of this. Thanks for clarifying.



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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    I think we've all learned a very important lesson...
    Don't play basketball in Europe... Ever. Just stop doing it or even thinking about it. Basketball will only be legal in America, where the people can dunk and the lane is square.



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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    Whatever you do, don't ask Pollard or some other people on here will rip into you like there is no tomorrow.


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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Whatever you do, don't ask Pollard or some other people on here will rip into you like there is no tomorrow.
    At least you learned your lesson...


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    Quote Originally Posted by clintr View Post
    I think we've all learned a very important lesson...
    Don't play basketball in Europe... Ever. Just stop doing it or even thinking about it. Basketball will only be legal in America, where the people can dunk and the lane is square.
    What's up with a trapezoidal lane? Did they just do it so they could be different from America?


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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    What's up with a trapezoidal lane? Did they just do it so they could be different from America?
    Its used to make it more of a perimeter game. If Shaq has to post up 6 feet from the basket instead of 3, he will be less effective.

    I thought I heard rumors that the NBA and FIBA were going to adopt the same rules. Not sure which lane will be used.



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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    I like how the University and the NCAA agreed to a suspention time. Like they worked with each other. For Iowa State they just say "this is how much time you are suspended".



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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    At least you learned your lesson...


    Not at all. I don't regret it one bit. But thanks.


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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by clintr View Post
    Basketball will only be legal in America, where the people can dunk and the lane is square.
    I beleive it is actually rectangular, but then I could be dyslexic.



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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonjj View Post
    I beleive it is actually rectangular, but then I could be dyslexic.
    He said square, not a square


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    Re: Is this any different than the Lucca situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimman18 View Post
    ESPN - Ohio State transfer Nikola Kecman benched 12 games for time with Serbian club

    Only difference I see is the team involved. Why is it treated differently?
    The glaring difference is that this was at OHIO State, a big time program. We are little old IOWA State. NCAA can't afford to have big-time programs suffer. So, they lay the hammer down on ISU so they can say "look, we're self-regulating!"


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