Well, that really didnt take too long did it? Nets part owner Jay Z and Russian bagillionare Mikhail Prokhorov really want NYC fans to know that the Knicks are no longer the only act in town. The NETS will be in Brooklyn officially, and they are ready to make some noise. Step 1, hang a giant billboard across from The Garden mocking the Knicks, Step 2, let Jay Z sweet talk Lebron into coming to Brooklyn.
If you’re anywhere near Madison Square Garden, take a look at the building on 34th and 8th and you will see most of Mikhail Prokhorov’s face and by the end of today, Jay-Z’s face will be complete. Today is the start of the free-agent negotiation period and this mural couldnt have been placed at a better time. The Knicks owner James Dolan didnt take kindly to the 225-x-95-foot mural featuring Prokhorov and Jay-Z standing next to each other with “The Blueprint For Greatness” and a Nets logo on it. He called the league, and he also gave Hove a call. Im sure that conversation went real well.
Dolan: Umm, Hi. Sean Carter.. I mean, Jay.. Mr. Z. I dont really like that mural you hung outside my building.
Jay Z: ALLOW ME TO REINTRODUCE MYSELF. MY NAME IS HOVE!!!
Jay Z: ASK ABOUT ME, NIGGA ASK A BOUT ME!!!
Dolan: Ask who?
Jay Z: ITS YA BOYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!
One statement certainly seems to be that the Nets wanted the Knicks to know they plan to be winners in free agency if not rule the big city. Remember what Prokhorov said last month:
“I have only one secret. We’re going to turn Knicks fans into Nets fans. It’s a part of success.”