Found July 12, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
On Thursday evening the Brooklyn Nets signed Russian forward Andrei Kirilenko to a one-year, $3.1 million contract, a deal far below what the 32-year-old was looking for from other teams. Now, rival franchises around the NBA are crying foul, alleging that some kind of side deal was made between the Nets and Kirilenko to get him to sign so far below his market value. As other teams push for the league office to investigate, things could get ugly. As soon as Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov bought the Nets, many expected that the team would engage in some shady business operations. After all, Prokhorov himself admits that he built his fortune by working in the grey areas of society in Russia. Now we actually have an example of a player taking far less money than he was looking for on the open market, and other teams aren’t buying that Kirilenko just wanted to chase a championship with the Nets. Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski explains the reactions from around the NBA: Within the NB...
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  • Those NBA team owners who thinks something fishy is going ought to focus on building their teams. It's not as though Andrei Kirilenko is LeBron James or anywhere near LeBron. Who cares. AK is not highly coveted for crying out loud. Get real and find something else to do. I think these instigators are just jealous because this Russian is an Billionaire and he owns a NBA franchise.
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