Is there anything more shameful in sports than the NBA draft lottery? Even Khansie knew the T-wolves were going to get screwed..
â€œThis league has a habit, and I am just going to say habit, of producing some pretty incredible story lines,â€ Kahn said. â€œLast year it was Abe Pollinâ€™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 [Utah General Manager] Kevin [O\’Connor]: â€˜Weâ€™re toast.â€™ This is not happening for us and I was right.â€
I am surprised that the Wolves got 2 though… I assumed we\’d get three since it\’s a \”two player\” draft (Duke guard Kyrie Irving and Arizona forward Derrick Williams). This must mean that Stern is softening a bit on the Wolves after their illegal dealings with Joe Smith.
There is no sport that is more corrupt than NBA basketball. The players live paycheck to paycheck; not for lack of high salaries, but for careless lifestyles. The refs are corrupt; Tim Donaghe being the best example, but it\’s widely believed that the NBA selects certain refs (cough cough Joey Crawford cough cough) to influence the outcome of games. Even Mark Cuban accused Stern of fixing games. And then there is the embarrassment that is the NBA Lottery. Going back to the Knicks unlikely winning of the number on pick, to the T-wolves who have never moved up in the draft, and more often than not have moved back.
And even if none of this is true, perception is reality. Until the NBA can prove it\’s clean, it\’s guilty. And I continue to have no interest in watching.