The night before the NBA exhibition game, two South African teams faced off in Johannesburg. Hoops aren't exactly a huge draw in the soccer-loving country. Attendance was about 1,000. Don Boroughs for NPR hide caption

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Arizona State fans showcase their Curtain of Distraction during a game against UCLA on Feb. 18 in Tempe, Ariz. Rick Scuteri/AP hide caption

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Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris, left, congratulates his twin brother, Markieff, after he scored against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter of a game on April 16, 2014. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Director Deon Taylor takes questions at a special screening of his new film, Supremacy, in Los Angeles. Eric Charbonneau/Le Studio Photography hide caption

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Philadelphia 76ers forward JaKarr Sampson congratulates guard K.J. McDaniels during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hannah Foslien/AP hide caption

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Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon, seen here in 2010, has won a court ruling in which the NCAA was told it can't forbid college athletes from being compensated for the use of their images and names. Isaac Brekken/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Are NBA And NFL Rules Bush League?

Commentator Frank Deford talks about the widely divergent age requirements in American sports leagues, and why there's no true minor league in football or basketball.

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Connecticut's Moriah Jefferson drives past Texas A&M's Jordan Jones during Monday night's game in Lincoln, Neb. Connecticut extended its unbeaten streak and is headed to the women's Final Four. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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