i'm surprised by the voting even though i completely agree
college basketball to me is the third best sport after football and baseball.
The #1 main difference to me is the crowds. The NBA is so obnoxiously packaged with canned noise coming through the loudspeakers CONSTANTLY. it's disgusting. College doesn't need any of that because the emotion of the fans is constant and real.
Also, college basketball has a great playoff system. College football cant be considered a real sport until it finally establishes its own playoff structure. The NBA lets 1/2 the teams into the playoffs after an 82 game season, and then each series is 7 games. YAWN.
Collge might let a lot of teams in, but the one and done structure allows for upsets and constant excitement.
The NBA is just boring to watch. It is almost always a case of the team with the best individual player wins, the Pistons are the first real TEAM to be a contender. And the NBA outlawed zone defenses until only a few years ago.
the NBA has nothing going for it. college needs to just pay its players, so it can keep them for 4 years and let us continue ignoring the NBA.
"Baseball is like church. Many attend. Few understand." -- Leo Durocher