Remember Thursday afternoon when we said David Kahn was actually right about something? He spoke to a radio station about former No. 2 overall pick, Michael Beasley.â†µ
"He's a very young and immature kid who smoked too much marijuana and has told me that he's not smoking anymore. ... if you had given me this kind of money and put me in this kind of world with these kinds of pressures attached to it and some of the demands, I don't know (that) I would have handled it any easier than, say, he has."â†µ
But I feel very strongly that some of these kids simply deserve the opportunity to make mistakes and grow up."â†µ
For that, according to CNBC, the NBA has fined David Kahn $50,000.â†µ
Agree? Disagree? Love the NBA unconditionally in spite of hypocrisy that constantly tests your willpower and makes you question whether it's all just a waste of time? Make of it what you will.â†µ
UPDATE: According to T'Wolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda, the fine concerned a breach of privacy with the league's substance abuse program. Of course, since it's public knowledge that Beasley spent the summer after his rookie season in rehab, and Beasley readily admits to having struggled with the issues Kahn discusses... Well, it's hard to say Kahn was breaching anyone's privacy by touting Beasley's maturity, but who knows?