At some point on Tuesday night, the discussion about the NBA draft lottery shifted away from the Cleveland Cavaliers winning two of the top four picks in the draft to David Kahn’s humorous accusation. Kahn, the Timberwolves GM, is known for making asinine remarks such as his assertion that Darko Milicic was similar to Chris Webber. After Webber expressed indignation with the comments, Kahn called him a schmuck. No surprise the notorious mouth of Kahn has opened once again, and this time it let out some words that will likely involve a six-figure fine by NBA commissioner David Stern.
After ending up with the second overall pick despite being the favorite to receive the top overall pick (they had a 25% chance to win the lottery), Kahn said “This league has a habit, and I am just going to say habit, of producing some pretty incredible story lines. 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.”