Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov stands 6 feet 9 inches and is estimated to be worth $9.5 billion. He's also slated to become the majority owner of the New Jersey Nets pending NBA league approval. Of course with that kind of money, Prokhorov will receive approval from the league. The question now is when LeBron James becomes an unrestricted free agent next year, will he be able to turn away the lure of the money and lights of the Nets who also have rapper/mogul Jay-Z, a James' confidante as a minority owner.
While it's true that James' present team the Cleveland Cavaliers can pay him the most money, the lure of the bright lights may be too much to keep James in his home state. The odds of James leaving are probably still slim, but it may be in the best interest of the Cavs to win a championship this year. Hopefully Shaq still has enough left in the tank to assist "King James" in his quest for his first championship.