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Mikhail Prokhorov Towers Over All

“Famous people are just more interesting” – Penny Lane

The same is probably true about the NJ Nets’ new owner, Mikhail Prokhorov.  As hopeful as the Nets (Thunder’s opponent tonight)  are about their new direction, general interest in the team is somewhat dwarfed by their owner, a Russian business man who made his money selling precious metals like palladium (to which Tony Stark is eternally grateful) and is now worth around $13.4 billion.  He is also one of the few men in the world who could cast a shadow, both literally and figuratively, on his co-owner, the media mogul and hip hop legend Jay-Z.

Here for your enjoyment/time wasting is a roundup of stories and profiles on the man Bill Simmons refers to as “Mutant Russian Mark Cuban.”

“To prevent the workaholic syndrome from passing into the syndrome of constant tiredness and dissatisfaction, follow the principle of the old joke that goes like this: You cannot eat all food, you cannot drink all wine, you cannot have all women, but that’s what you should strive for!” – Mikhail Prokhorov

And for your entertainment, here is Prokhorov doing jet ski tricks.  Of course he is.

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