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September 3, 2015 | 6:22 am EDT Update
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Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is nearing a deal to buy all of the Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets from Bruce Ratner’s Forest City Enterprises, The Post has learned. Prokhorov has been in talks to buy the 55 percent of the arena and 20 percent of the NBA team he does not already own. Under the deal being discussed, he would kick in little cash beyond forgiving the roughly $40 million Forest City owes him to cover team losses, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
via New York Post
During a Wednesday afternoon chat with children at the Roslindale Community Center, where the Boston Celtics guard gave away backpacks to school children, he revealed he aims to become “the best little guy to ever play the game of basketball.” It’s a tall task, for sure, and Thomas has a group of former “little guys” he respects a whole lot. “Allen Iverson,” Thomas said first. After a brief pause, he continued, “Isiah Thomas — the older one. Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald. There’s a lot of them. But I want to be the best guy to ever play under 6-foot. That’s a goal of mine and I’m going to try to reach that.”
via Booth Newspapers
This morning, an essay of mine was published titled, “This is the Difference Between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.” Trump’s response to my piece is the best, though inelegant, support for my claims. Here again, he attacks a journalist who disagrees with him, not by disputing the points made but by hurling schoolyard insults such as “nobody likes you.” Look behind the nasty invective and you find an assault on the Constitution in the effort to silence the press through intimidation. The full text is below.
via Washington Post
September 2, 2015 | 10:13 pm EDT Update
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Speaking of Kobe, Russell also put his amusingly accurate Kobe imitation up on display at the NBA rookie photo shoot in New York this summer, but although the 19-year-old has his Kobe impersonation down pat, he’s really hoping to pave his own path. “When people say ‘the next Kobe,’ there’s not going to be a next Kobe, there’s not going to be a next Michael Jordan. But, there’s something you can steal from all those players, stir it up and get what you get out of it. And, I want to be that player that’s the next D’Angelo Russell.” After the backlash he received when his complimentary Tracy McGrady tweet created a bit of a social media firestorm among die-hard Kobe Bryant fans, Russell was quick to clarify that he was by no means disrespecting Bryant. “I’m not disrespecting Kobe. No disrespect to anybody, there’s never going to be a ‘next one’ of those icons that you consider in this era.”
via Lakers Nation
As part of Steve Ballmer’s ongoing process to put his personal stamp on the Clippers, the team is considering options for a mascot. While talks are past the preliminary stages, no decisions have been made as to the name, look or species of the mascot. A new mascot likely wouldn’t debut until midway through this season or the start of the 2016-17 year. The team has adopted a new logo, uniforms and color scheme this season, Ballmer’s second as owner.
via Orange County Register
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