Sports agent Keith Glass believes the NBA is turning off people to the sport because its emphasis on money and greed means that ticket prices are high and the games are only good during the playoffs.
Worst of all: He says the league is so watered-down that high school guys are able to compete.
Glass is hoping to shine a light on the problems with his new book, Taking Shots: Tall Tales, Bizarre Battles, And The Incredible Truth About The NBA (HarperCollins) and says the violence and fear that surrounded the recent All-Star game in Las Vegas are only scratching the surface.
Glass offers suggestions on improving the NBA, including reducing the number of time-outs per game, limiting foul-outs to one half of a game and reducing the amount of influence that shoe companies have on the game.
He hopes the book helps institute the needed changes but admits that having an agent be the person who improves pro basketball seems a little weird.
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