Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Gave Shaq A Furry Russian Hat

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Gave Shaq A Furry Russian Hat
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Jay-Z is the face of the Brooklyn Nets, and until now the real man behind the team, Mikhail Prokhorov, has come off as cold, distant, and somewhat shady.

He’s the stereotypical Russian billionaire dabbling in sports ownership as a fun diversion from the rigors of being a billionaire, right? WRONG!

As it turns out, Mikhail is a nice guy! And he loves the Nets! He sent gifts to the crew of TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” which we assume are authentic шaпкa (pronounced “shapka,” but go ahead and say “wanka” anyway), which is Russian for those fur caps with flappy ears.

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