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Kyle Korver offered a hilarious update to the 2003 Nets copy-machine story

For The Win logo For The Win 5/22/2019 Andrew Joseph
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Kyle Korver has played 16 NBA seasons and will go down as one of the best shooters to ever play the game. As the 51st overall pick in 2003, he defied the odds to put together that long NBA career.

Oh, and, Korver was basically traded for a copy machine on draft day.

Korver spoke at Creighton University's commencement on Saturday, and he told the story of that draft-day trade. The Nets immediately traded his rights to the Sixers for $125,000 cash to cover their Summer League entry fee. The left over money was used to buy a copy machine.

Well, Korver learned that the copy machine in question stopped working a couple years ago. His NBA career, on the other hand, hasn't ended yet. He shared that update with the Creighton graduates.

Korver said via

"I'm not sure trade is the right word, I was more or less sold for an undisclosed amount of money," Korver said in relating the story to the graduating class. "I later found out they used that money to pay for the entry fee for the summer league team and with the leftover money that bought a copy machine. What's your trade value? Because mine apparently is a copy machine.

"But it's OK because a couple of years ago, that copy machine broke and I'm still playing."


I always knew that Korver was more reliable than machines. Now, it's official.

You can watch the full commencement address here. 


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