Ex-NBA star: "This is the weakest I've ever seen this league"

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Jerry West is not impressed with the current state of the NBA and has described the current situation as "The weakest I've ever seen this league."

Speaking on ESPN radio, West opened up about the worrying talent level in the present NBA and how the upcoming draft class of 2014 is not going to improve it much either.

West, who is the actual man inside the NBA logo, felt compelled to voice his opinion due to a complete disagreement with public agenda regarding this years draft class.

“Everyone is talking about an incredible draft class this year, I think it’s just the opposite, I think it’s a poor one myself." explained West.

The underlying meaning that seems to present itself from West's argument is the lack of maturity shown by college players making the transition to the NBA. 

"I mean kids who have played in school for three or four years and comes out and people know who he is. He’s tutored, he’s more mature, more experienced. Those kinds of players come in and make an impact right away. But if you look at some of these kids, it takes about three years for them to get going."

The solution that West seems to be begging for is the proposition that college players must complete at least two years of college basketball before being eligible for the pros, a notion that is often discussed yearly in the NBA.

In what was considered by most to be a completely loaded draft, question marks are still raised when an NBA legend like Jerry West is not convinced by this years prospects.

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