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The Cavs win the first pick in the draft, but David Kahn is peering into the shadows:


"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."

I'm sure Kahn was joking, but that said, I'm not sure why basketball lends itself to conspiracy theorists. Maybe it's the subjectivity of fouls. Maybe it's the fact that you have lottery for the draft. But with so many games, teams would tank at the end if you didn't right?
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