via reddit (duh)
So Alan Hahn did a reddit AMA a few weeks ago and I finally got around to checking it out. Hahn was peppered with questions about the 2015 Free Agency class because that’s what life is like for Knicks fans now. Here were his answers:
Nothing really groundbreaking, but I completely agree with Hahn’s take. There is almost no chance that Durant comes to New York and plays in a crazy market with a dipshit owner. The one X-Factor is that Phil is a great basketball mind that can probably talk up superstars better than any other executive in the league. Pat Riley recruited LeBron James by talking about Michael Jordan and legacies. Well Phil helped put those 6 rings on MJ’s hands (and vice versa, obviously). Add in the 7 Phil won with the Knicks and Lakers, and you have to think that any player that wants to win titles will at least give the Zen Master a chance to plead his case. There is already one superstar here in Melo, so if KD wants to come here, it wouldn’t be the craziest idea in the world.
But Durant strikes me as a guy who either stays loyal and re-signs with Oklahoma City or goes home like LeBron and plays for the Wizards. Making Marc Gasol the priority is the best option and probably the best fit for the Knicks. A team running Phil Jackson’s triangle offense with an elite scorer and a Gasol brother won the Lakers two championships. Granted, there were also players like Ron Artest, Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, and Derek Fisher in the mix. But getting one of the best centers in the league to pair with Melo would be a hell of a start to competing in the East with LeBron and the Cavs.
A few other “highlights” from the AMA:
This has to be the all-time worst answer to the question “What is your best Clyde story?”. Clyde Frazier was stylin’ and profilin’ in Paris, and the best story you have is that you walked around and took pictures? What an absolute crock of horse shit. I want to hear that Clyde and Hahn hit a dozen French brothels and partied like it was the 1973. Unacceptable.
Rirruto10 comes in hot with that question and Hahn throws it right back in his face. Rirruto is lucky that Hahn didn’t knock his block off for chirping at his “sisters” like that. And for the record, homey is spelled H-O-M-E-Y.
A great question by Mommy_Fucked_Gandhi. And Alan’s answer just ripped open a huge scab in my Knicks fan soul. I am going to go
stare out my window drink a fifth of vodka as I try to get 2-18 out of my head now.