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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver supports new league that pays high schoolers $100,000


National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver is supportive of the new high school league that pays young players at least $100,000.

Silver spoke to media this weekend to provide his annual update on the NBA, a day before it hosts the 2021 All-Star game in Atlanta. The NBA boss discussed media company Overtime’s new basketball league (Overtime Elite) for 16-18-year-olds.

“I think it’s generally good for the community to have optionality, especially when very solid people, which appears to be the case in [OTE], are backing it and behind it,” Silver said. “That’s one thing we will pay a lot of attention to because those players are potentially the future of our league.”



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