Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Reveals What He Has In Common With Jay-Z

Here's why the NBA's odd couple works well together.

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We're now just one day away from the official unveiling of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. After years and years of speculation about the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z will help christen it tomorrow night when he holds the first of eight sold-out shows inside the state-of-the-art arena. And, one of the men who is most responsible for the arena being built Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is obviously ecstatic about it right now. So, recently, he sat down for a chat with Details and talked about a number of different things, including helping the Nets make their move, the future of the team, and the one thing that he has in common with Jigga.

"My family was never rich," the billionaire says. "We never had a car or a country house, though we were solidly middle-class by Soviet standards. But, what Jay-Z and I share is that we're both self-made. We both achieved a certain level of success, thanks to our own talent and hard work. We definitely have that bond."

Prokhorov also talks about his relationship with Jay-Z a little bit further in the Q&A, which you can check out over here.

With all this in mind, we've gotta believe Jay's going to bring him out at some point during his show tomorrow night, right? Let's just hope Prokhorov doesn't rap again. That's one thing these two definitely do not need to have in common.

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[via Pro Basketball Talk]

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