Sep 23, 2009

Mikhail Prokhorov: The Nets Are Mine!

Self-declared Russian “Snob,” alleged human trafficker, and part-time aluminum smelter Mikhail Prokhorov is now the proud owner of the erstwhile New Jersey Nets (or at least 80% of the Nets), pending league approval.

Don’t worry, NBA commissioner David Stern is more than willing to oblige. He is desperate for somone with deep pockets to pay the bills at the Nets’ new arena, or as they say in the NBA, safeguard the city's “rich sports heritage.”

"We are looking forward to the Nets' move to a state-of-the-art facility in Brooklyn, with its rich sports heritage," Stern said in the release. "Interest in basketball and the NBA is growing rapidly on a global basis and we are especially encouraged by Mr. Prokhorov's commitment to the Nets and the opportunity it presents to continue the growth of basketball in Russia.”
Because that’s what Russia really needs right now, basketball franchises.

Corruption is high, freedom is low, the economy just suffered a nervous breakdown, 90% of all Russian drug users are addicted to heroine, everyone in Tver has just been declared an extremist and the NBA wants to sell all the kids in Rostov a Kobe Bryant t-shirt. (We dare you to find someone in Chelyabinsk who can name anyone on the Nets' current bench).

/high five Jason Kidd


abbee lee said...

Good for him…even though I don’t watch much sports, it’s overrated and these talented sportsman are most definitely over paid.

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