Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/10/12

Net owner Mikhail Prokhorov is serious about keeping New Jersey star Deron Williams with the Nets after this year. So serious, in fact, that he's started talking smack to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the New York Daily News reports. "Let the best man win," Prokhorov said Tuesday. "If he wins, I will crush him with the kickboxing throwdown." Cuban and his deep pockets are just one of the reasons rumors have swirled that Williams would want to sign with the Mavericks. Williams is originally from Dallas, and the franchise's current point guard, perennial All-Star Jason Kidd, is getting up in...

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  • Mikhail Prokhorov sounds like the stereotype Russian the perfect example of Nikita Khrushchev's shoe-banging at the UN. I for one do not like a Russian oligarch, who gained his money through blatant corruption in Russia owning A USA NBA team. Russians are streaming out of their country with their ill-gotten wealth investing in anything but Russia. It is a complete laundering of their dirty money. As long as he is owner of the Nets I do not wish that Franchise well. Go after all his players Cuban.
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