In a letter to USA Today, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov defends LeBron James’ decision to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, calling it an exciting time for the NBA:
We are seeing the birth of a new, dynamic team with such star players, and all of us can await the new season with great anticipation. I wish them success and give them my moral support. I will be happy for us to beat the Miami Heat in the conference finals, maybe not this season, but in the very near future.
Funny dig at the end aside, sorry Proky, can’t share in your optimism. I am neither excited nor curious to see LeBron and the Miami Heat next season. Similar tactics/dominance from the Yankees nearly killed my love for baseball in the 1990s and quite frankly, I’ve always been a more die hard baseball fan than basketball. Unless the Heat experience some kind of karmic meltdown, making the whole thing a colossal failure, I’m really not excited to see a bunch of egomaniacs pretend like they earned anything if/when they win it all.