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June 2, 2010

Getting To Know New Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov

The Onion

Sometimes, the fake news seems less outlandish than the real news. Case in point:

Since buying the New Jersey Nets, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has become a media fascination. Onion Sports takes a closer look at the man:

• Bought Nets after being impressed by Jayson Williams' killing ability
• Feels that owning an NBA basketball team is good for his cover
• We're just going to go ahead and guess that he has a yacht you could land a helicopter on

• "You like ride in tank? We go for ride in tank! The girls, they also come! Is make fun, yes? Ha!"
• Also owns controlling interest in 80 percent of Russia's nuclear arsenal
• Just checked on that yacht and helicopter thing, and sure enough, we called it


Photo: The Onion

Posted by eric at June 2, 2010 9:17 PM