Chalmers and Arthur missing out on needed education

How exactly is tossing Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur from the NBA’s rookie transition program supposed to help anything?

The former Jayhawks were discovered with marijuana and women in their hotel room and promptly kicked out of the program. Orientation week is all about how to handle the sudden fame and fortune these guys have found. They learn what’s expected from them off the court, and they learn how to succeed. Clearly, Chalmers and Arthur are just the kind of guys that need the indoctrination. But they’ve gotten kicked out just for proving that it’s necessary. What a typical, backward reaction.

The possible fines and suspensions make sense, but kicking these guys out of the program is liking kicking an athiest out of church for not being a Christian.

See below for a list of seminars and classes that Chalmers and Arthur won’t be attending. They’re being set up for failure.

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Published in: on September 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. NBA rookie transition program what this ? Is this something new?

  2. Straight from NBA.com:

    “For nearly 20 years, the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association have worked jointly to develop a series of programs to provide its players with the skills and information necessary for a successful transition to the NBA. The commitment to player development starts at the very beginning of a player’s career through the NBA Rookie Transition Program. Created in 1986, the Rookie Transition Program is the longest-running and most extensive support system in professional sports and features a comprehensive assortment of educational and developmental programs.”


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