Add Kyle Kuzma to the list of the athletes that are not going to just shut up an dribble. The NCAA came down hard on Louisville for their sex scandal and stripped them of their 2013 National Title after the Cardinals lost their appeal. The NCAA has been criticized for making arbitrary decisions when it comes to what schools get punished for certain crimes, and the Lakers Kyle Kuzma who played college basketball at Utah shared some thoughts about the NCAA.
Here is how he responded to the news that Louisville would become the first team to have their national title stripped.
Someone take down the ncaa for generating billions of dollars to only to pay its student athletes a cost of attendance of a $900 dollars a month. https://t.co/tWtPo9sJGY
— kuz (@kylekuzma) February 21, 2018
Those are some strong words from Kuzma and he does have a valid point. The NCAA, participating schools, administrators, and coaches get to enjoy their share of the billions of dollars in revenue generated by student-athletes, while players are not allowed to capitalize off of their names or likenesses. Not all student-athletes get full-ride scholarships, and those that do must reapply each year. Either way, it still doesn’t equate to a coach making $8 million per year, while students put their bodies in harm’s way. Maybe that is why Kyle Kuzma is angry.