Chandler Calls Proposed Olympic Age Limit 'Ridiculous'
Tyson Chandler shared his thoughts on David Stern’s under-23 Olympic proposal.
“It’s ridiculous,” Chandler said. “Why would you want to do that? Because like I say, throughout the history, just about every time a player has played for the U.S. team, he comes back and had a better season. That goes around the board.”
Chandler pointed to increased practice time with the national team, which helps players see the game in different ways.
“Thing is, summertime, we normally play pickup games,” Chandler said. “When it gets closer to the season, guys start playing pickups, you work out with guys you know or your teammates. But it’s light. You ease back into it. You’re joking around. When you are practicing like this here, it is similar, but it is 100 percent harder. We are playing for something here, so guys are out there competing. You have no choice but to get better.”