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Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

Posted on: July 23, 2010 4:39 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2010 6:01 pm
Posted by Matt Moore

David Kahn's summer of love continues.

After giving Darko Milicic the gift of $20 million dollars, then giving Miami the gift of being able to sign a bunch of talented veteran free agents by taking on Michael Beasley, and giving the Utah Jazz a great up-and-coming low-post scorer in Al Jefferson, the Wolves GM has now decided to give a big ol' gift right back to the NBA.

The NBA today fined David Kahn $50,000 and the Minnesota Timberwolves $50,000 following Kahns' comments on Thursday regarding Michael Beasley and his marijuana use. As we told you when we brought you Kahn's comments on the Minneapolis radio show, and via Tom Ziller, the CBA prohibits team officials from discussing drug use with the media.

You're going to be hard pressed with someone that thinks that what Kahn was saying was wrong. It was an honest observation about a player he's taken a lot of flack for trading for. He's a kid that's gone through a tremendous amount of scrutiny, and Kahn was just being honest and reasonable about his situation. But the CBA outlines this stuff pretty clearly, and for a good reason. Drug use is a personal issue, and especially with someone with a history of it like Beasley, openly discussing it not only hurts his brand and business ventures, but it harms his family and image. Even if everyone thought the same thing about Beasley, there's a huge line between referencing it vaguely and outlining it specifically. Kahn should know that.

Then again, he should also know not to give Darko Milicic $20 million and not to acquire Luke Ridnour when he has four point guards on roster, but hey, it's Kahn.


Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2010 1:37 pm

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

openly discussing it not only hurts his brand and business ventures, but it harms his family and image

That's what you get when you choose to use drugs.  There shouldn't be a rule protecting these guys. If you choose to do that crap then accept the consequences of others making comments about it.  If you don't want to hurt your image and that of the family then clean it up and stay away from the drugs.  Instead of fining Kahn, the NBA should be testing and suspending Beasley.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2010 1:13 pm
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Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2010 11:14 am

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

If this was Lakers, Heat, Knicks, etc. would the guy be fined no. Atleast he says it cause i mean no one else in the NBA has smoked weed. Iguarentee atleast 70% of the NBA has lit one up so i dont see why this is such a big deal.

Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2010 10:23 am

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

I applaud this fine.  He has no business slandering someones name.Truth is an absolute defense to defamation. It's true that Beasley is a pothead, therefore it is not slander

Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2010 9:32 am

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

An NBA player smoking weed?? WHAT?  Next you're going to tell me that middle school kids pick on each other!

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2010 9:10 am

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

Funny.  Ironic.  Obsurd.  You name it and David Stern will do it.  The fine to the Cavs owner was ridiculous.  Now this.  'Free Agency' is, along with David Stern,  ruining the NBA, although it didn't need much help.  The 'haves' continue to go unimpeded while the smaller market teams get fined and try to 'wait for next year'.   Games are playing second fiddle to salary caps and free agency.  When the 'off-season' far overshadows the regular season, the NBA has a problem. 

The regular season is now more meaningless than ever.  Only two 'teams' have a chance at the title.  Pack it in.  WAIT TIL MEXT YEAR.

Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2010 8:45 am

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

You sound like you visit all 3 shops on a daily basis.  The united socialist republic of mexifornia sets a fine example.

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2010 12:10 am

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

I think I might email my resume over to the T-Wolves.  I have no professional sports management experience, but I think I could easily do a better job than Kahn and at maybe half the salary....
How is he still employed?

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2010 11:26 pm

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

I'd like to fine Matt Moore $50,000 for being a moron and publically declaring it.

I get that the Wolves have been really bad lately and so very few pay attention to them, which is why hacks like Moore can get away with the point guard stuff without really needing to be accurate. It's also why not many casual fans saw Darko play pretty well after getting traded to Minnesota last year and so paying him looks strange even though his yearly salary will put him in the bottom 2 or 3 non-rookie contract centers as far as yearly salary goes. I also get that his Moore dude is pretty much just slopping up and recycling the table scraps from the Bill Simmons' of the world and so we really shouldn't hold his word for much more than blog filler.

But still, here is my question: Do you actually think the Wolves will go into the season with three point guards on roster?

If you answered yes, don't you think there will be a good reason such as one of the other PGs is injured.

If you answered no and are named Matt Moore, will you at least publish another blog in which you apologize for being such a reactionary moron?

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2010 11:17 pm

Kahn fined $50k for Beasley comments

I guess next time don't say anything about players personal life. You get punished like this for no reason, by the Fag David Stern.

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