Several current NBA players have been implicated for possibly accepting inappropriate payments in the latest information from the FBI's probe into NCAA basketball. Among those named are NBA rookies Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr., Kyle Kuzma and Bam Adebayo. Warriors forward Kevin Durant did not appear in the report, but he spoke on Friday about his general distaste for the NCAA, and the NBA rule preventing players from joining the league straight out of high school. "You want these players to go out there and play on the biggest stage," Durant said. "The Final Four is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, in sports, and they don't get a dime for it. I don't think it's right. " ... You should let these kids make a decision, however they want to. If they want to come out of high school, it should be on them. You know what I mean? You can't control everything. So if they feel as though they're ready, that's on them. They want to make a decision on their life, that's on them. If they don't get drafted, it's on them. You can try to control it, but you're still not really doing anything." Durant, who played one year at Texas before being drafted second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2007, said he would have skipped college altogether if he would have been allowed. The league began prohibiting players from entering the league straight out of high school in 2006.
Kevin Durant against one-and-done rule; would have entered NBA out of high school
CBS Sports | Feb 23