Fertitta brought up some humorous options such as buying a spaceship (could $2.2 billion actually buy you your own spaceship?) and even mentioned looking at other leagues. While he said he wishes he could own the Houston Astros, who are in the middle of an amazing postseason run right now, it was interesting that he compared the NBA and NFL side-by-side and determined the NBA was the best purchase. “I would’ve been scared to pay $2.2 billion for an NFL franchise at this point,” Fertitta said. “The NBA is where it’s at.”
December 17, 2017 | 5:23 pm EST Update
The 2011 All-Star Game took place in Los Angeles. The night before, with the Nuggets’ permission, the Nets’ upper crust — owner Mikhail Prokhorov, Chairman of the Board, Dmitry Razumov, CEO Brett Yormark, part owner Jay-Z and GM Billy King — met with Melo and agent Leon Rose at Philippe Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills. “Carmelo liked everything we were pitching,” King said yesterday. “He understood, if the Knicks refused to give the Nuggets everything and everyone they wanted, he’d play one season in Newark before we moved to Brooklyn.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn is signing guard Milton Doyle to a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He’s shown NBA potential for Nets’ G-League affiliate on Long Island.
Candace Buckner: Scott Brooks Comedy Hour. Asked about #Cavaliers playing on a second night of a back to back, and Brooks zings: “I have much respect for Coach Lue…but he’s making a bad decision if he doesn’t sit LeBron tonight.”