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I don’t speak Russian but I am pretty sure Shaq said his name would be “Vladimir Mandingo.” And then he said it again. And then again.

Which … ummmyeah. Google at your own risk.

Feel like having a smile on your face? Sure, you do. Who doesn’t like smiling? Pretty much just Kanye West.

For the rest of us normals who love smiling, check out the New York Post’s Q&A with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov where he was Proetic about everything from sending David Stern to Siberia to meeting his dead grandfather. It really is quite amazing.

But before you do, play a little game with me. Not in the “Saw” franchise way, but in a quick round of “Which is not an actual Mikhail Prokhorov quote?” I’ll give you five choices and you have to tell me which one didn’t come from everyone’s favorite owner.

A. “My posse usually needs another vacation after a vacation with me.”

B. “She was cool as a cucumber, as you say in English. In Russian, we say calm as a boa constrictor!”

C. On what makes an ideal mate: “Beautiful, smart, sexy and makes a mean bowl of borscht.”

D. “I just knew they should have made her naked.”

E. On who he most wants to meet: “This person called Honey Boo Boo is at the top of my list at the moment. From Moscow it looks as though the US has lost its collective mind on that.”

Answer after the jump.

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I don’t care if it’s a Civic Holiday, New Year’s Day or Christmas. This is the kind of news you need to know immediately.

From Crain’s New York:

In February, the owner of the Brooklyn Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, appeared on a Russian television comedy show called Spotlight Paris Hilton, and offered a musical tribute to his co-owner, hip-hop star Jay-Z.

“Mr. Jay-Z, this rap is for you,” went the English portion of the lyrics. “Mr. Jay-Z, this is the first presentation/of real rap music from Russian Federation. Mr. Jay-Z, you are not alone/Mikhail Prokhorov on the microphone.”

According to Mr. Prokhorov, a reprise is in the works, but this time in downtown Brooklyn, where Jay-Z will open the $1 billion Barclays Center with a series of sold-out concerts this fall. “Yes, I will rap at his concert,” Mr. Prokhorov informed Crain’s via email. “I am in rehearsals now 10 hours a day and plan to demand joint billing.”

Yeah, he’s probably joking, especially about the rehearsing and the joint billing, but I don’t care. In my world, Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z are going to form the only rap duo that could possibly be more extravagant than The Throne and that’s a good place to live. If we believe in this, it will come true.

Carry on with your day because it just got a whole lot better.

(via SLAM)