Too tall to play basketball
3 years ago (on Aug 19, 2018)
David Simon is a basketball player from America. He is 1.98 meters tall. He currently plays in the Korean Basketball League in South Korea. However, he will not be allowed to play again next season because of his height.
In basketball, it is easier for very tall players to score points. Therefore, all the teams just want to have very tall players. The league officials think this makes matches less exciting. They want to see more small and skillful players.
From next season, there's a new height limit for foreign players. Unfortunately, David exceeds this height limit. He is upset and disappointed. He is a great player for his team, but now he will need to leave South Korea and find a new team.