Mikhail Prokhorov showed up to Nets training camp on Wednesday to give the players a demonstration of his physical abilities, presumably with the goal of helping them get into similarly great shape.
The feats of strength performed by the 50-year-old Russian billionaire included pushups on a basketball with a stick, pushups on top of four basketballs, and even some dribbling drills designed to improve overall ball-handling and coordination.
This could have all gone terribly wrong had Prokhorov looked even the slightest bit silly while attempting these exercises. But since he performed them relatively effortlessly, it may have had the desired effect, as guys undoubtedly realized that the owner of the team was potentially in better shape than some of his players.
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