And Suddenly, The Nets Are Fabulously Wealthy

Posted: 23rd September 2009 by Jersey in NBA
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The New Jersey Nets are a realistic 2010 destination for LeBron James.

I'll start with that. Figure it this way: until today, the Nets were partially owned by LeBron's buddy Jay-Zed, had some sort of plan in place to move to Brooklyn, and were poised to have more available cap space than any other team. Those three factors alone made them a potential destination, even if speculation was he'd land elsewhere.

But the Nets got some shiny new assets today, thanks to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. The dude is going to facilitate the move to Brooklyn, putting to rest all the rumors that Bruce Ratner wouldn't be able to seal the deal. But more importantly, the guy's got more money than just about anyone in the NBA. And that takes the Nets from "potential" LeBron acqu ...

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