Top basketball players need the NCAA less than ever before:
“The underlying trend for all four (top prospects) is the same: The best prospects are taking their careers into their own hands. They don’t need the NCAA anymore. They already have established reputations from years of playing on summer circuits in high school. It’s not always in their best interests to play a few months of college basketball”
When individials have their own communities, the demand for centralized entities declines.