NBA vs. NCAA
The two sport leagues that I chose to compare are the NCAA and the NBA. The sport that is being played is still basketball just in two different leagues. One is college level and the other is professional. The ball that is used is the same, the hoops are still ten feet off the ground, and the foul line is still 15 feet from the backboard. Although the game that is played is similar, when it comes to the strategic sport communication model there are many differences.
When it comes to each organization conducting intrapersonal, interpersonal and small group communication I think that the NBA uses this the most. Since the NBA is a professional team they are always going to be in the spotlight. Just as often as they are in the spotlight for doing well they are also constantly in the spotlight for when they mess up as well. Therefore this communication is important so that the fans can get the players side of the story. This applies to the coaches as well as the players. When it comes to the NCAA, I think that they don’t use this communication as much. If anyone is going to be in the interviews it will be the coach of that team speaking as a whole for his or her team. I think they keep the players out of it for their safety. I do think that as players get ready to leave college and either takes their sport to the next level or just move on with their lives that they come more into counter with the media. The players start to get their name out there so that if they want to continue the game of basketball they might be able to go into the NBA.
When it comes to the NBA organization they clearly have more money than the college level. This allows them to have their team published, printed and interviewed as much as possible to get their team noticed and out in the public. You can find articles on the NBA in newspapers, magazines, on the internet, or the television. The same type of printing is used for the NCAA. The only difference is that players in...
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