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Mikhail Prokhorov (Nets Owner) to Challenge Putin for Russian Presidency

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    He'll probably be lucky to not end up in jail:

  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Prokhorov won't be much of a challenge. He's running at the Kremlin's behest so it looks like the government is OK with opposition candidates.
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    If this is a legit challenge, I wonder what happens to the Nets when he winds up dead.

    If it's as Stitch says it is, then, well, yawn.
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    He won't be killed. He'll end up jailed in Siberia like Mikhail Khodorkovsky for tax evasion and fraud.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Man, this really puts the pressure on him to make that Howard trade. What will voters think of a leader who can't rip off the Orlando Magic?
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    "Mr. Prokhorov serving as President of Russia is not in the best interests of the NBA." -- David Stern
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Beat me to it... Stern will block this move. :D
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Nice knowing you Mikhail. Where do you want the body shipped?
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Mr. Prokhorov already presides over an entity besieged in the middle of tons of industrial waste and corrupt politicians.

    Oh wait. That's Joisey.
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I don't think the gravitas of Buck Williams moves the needle much among the Russian electorate.
  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Can you believe that the state of Russia is such that they pine for Gorbachev?

    Putin is the 21st Century version of Stalin. Remember that Soviet Union insignia of the iron fist? That's Putin.
  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Pining for Gorbachev?

    I know he's viewed as a good guy here, but Russians pretty much blame Gorbachev for destroying a powerful nation and a stable way of life.
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