The NBA has way too many idiots playing. Many people are turned off by them and the NBA isn't as popular as it was when Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Dr. J and Larry Bird played. Simply put: the NBA had plenty of likeable characters who were clean cut (for the most part) and now they have a league with guys who have felonies on their resumes. So you have guys like Ron Artest, Allen Iverson, Rasheed Wallace, Chris Webber, The Portland Trailblazers and others who are perpetually getting into off the court fiasco's. The NBA usually just gives them a slap on the wrist and some token punishment. We're not just talking silly stuff either, NBA players get involved with sexual assault, having several children out of wedlock, dog fighting, physical assault and so on and so on. People are getting sick of it though. Eventually only gangsta rappers will be watching the NBA. Isn't it time to hand out stiff penalties to the repeat offenders? The NBA would be a stronger league with more Grant Hills and Tim Duncans and less Ron Artests and Derrick Colemans. discuss.