Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/6/12

Mikhail Prokhorov has associated himself with the rap game for reasons beyond simply sharing ownership of the Nets with Jay-Z. Over the winter, a video surfaced that featured Prokhorov rapping with three other middle-aged Russian men. It was equal parts awful and awesome.

The $1 billion Barclays Center — the new home of the Brooklyn Nets — is set to open this fall and Jay-Z is planning to introduce the new venue to the world with a series of eight concerts in nine days. For obvious reasons, people want to know if Prokhorov will somehow be incorporated into the show. According to Daniel Massey of Crain’s New York Business (via Nets Daily), he says he is planning on it.

“Yes, I will rap at his concert,” Prokhorov wrote in an email. “I am in rehearsals now 10 hours a day and plan to demand joint billing.”

The brilliant rap put together by “Russian Federation” as they called it was dedicated to “Mr. Jay-Z.” I think it’s safe to assume Prokhorov isn’t rehearsing for 10 hours a day, but we can still keep our fingers crossed that he makes an appearance. We already know he has a tremendous sense of humor, so what better way to bring down the house and build the buzz about the new-look Nets than to have him take the mic? Make it happen.

H/T Ball Don’t Lie

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