David Kahn is a really funny guy when you look back on his history in the league. Repeatedly bringing up Ricky Rubio’s name as if he could change the direction of the Timberwolves franchise is only one of the things that make fans and media members raise their eyebrows when he speaks.
Not to mention he talked openly about a weed smoking problem that may have resulted in Michael Beasley’s problems in Miami. Once again he shoves his foot into his mouth by saying that the NBA Draft Lottery is a fixed event. The following quotes were produced by Associated Press Basketball writer, Brian Mahoney.
“This league has a habit, and I am just going to say habit, of producing some pretty incredible story lines,” Kahn said. “Last year it was Abe Pollin’s widow and this year it was a 14-year-old boy and the only thing we have in common is we have both been bar mitzvahed. We were done. I told Kevin: ‘We’re toast.’ This is not happening for us and I was right.”
These are comments he made after Dan Gilbert’s son was said to have brought ultimate luck to Cleveland when they were awarded the first pick in the 2011 draft. This means that the Cavaliers have both the first and fourth pick in the first round. David Kahn may have a point, but when is he going to learn that there are some things that you say publicly and some things you keep at the dinner table?
His statements make him sound like a spoiled brat at the least. Rolling your eyes at the fact that a small child, riddled with disease by the way, was able to stand on stage and give Cleveland hope for a franchise that lost its way a year ago should not be on anyone’s to do list. I did not know that the second pick was that bad to be left with. Minnesota needs anything they can get.