Found December 20, 2012 on Fox Sports:
In the days after two lucky winners in Arizona and Missouri split a $600 million Powerball jackpot last month, I found myself enviously pondering, as I tore up two lunches' worth of my own losing tickets, what I might do if I woke up one morning with an extra $300 million. I'm fairly certain I would not have poured it into the construction of a starting lineup for a professional basketball team -- my first order of business might have been finding a New York City apartment with a bedroom, and maybe buying a monthly MetroCard -- but if I did choose to invest in my own personal fantasy hoops team, I sure as hell would have expected that team to win. So in that way, and only in that way, I can almost sympathize with Brooklyn Nets owner and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who watched his $300 million starting lineup go down in flames again Wednesday night against the rival New York Knicks in a 100-86 loss at Madison Square Garden. In anticipation of his team's long...
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