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Billionaire Nets Owner Won't Be Your New Neighbor [POLL]

The Russian billionaire claims he would just "drive up the prices" in the neighborhoods surrounding the Barclays Center.

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets, will not be moving into a neighborhood close to the Barclays Arena after all, says the Brooklyn Paper.

“I’m a rich Russian who would drive up the prices,” Prokhorov humbly told the Paper. “It’s not the best time to buy for me.”

According to the article, Forbes Magazine named Prokhorov, who got his start in mining and is now worth $13.2 billion, the 58th wealthiest person in the world.

We suppose some other insanely rich person will just be snapping up Brooklyn’s fanciest real estate offerings, then, like this $10 million single-family home in Brooklyn Heights. For something more modest, Prokhorov could have considered this six-bedroom townhouse in Cobble Hill for $5.9 million, or this seven-bedroom in Park Slope for $4.7 million as a crash pad for Nets home games.

Norman Oder April 12, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Are you kidding? You're reblogging a Brooklyn Paper non-item that you could've gotten from the transcript of the press conference (on the Daily News/Post sites)? Prokhorov didn't "humbly" tell the Paper nothin'.

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