Never one for subtlety, Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has many people scratching their heads after some remarks he made during an interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post.
Serby caught up with Prokhorov to discuss the Nets debut at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this week, but also quizzed him on a multitude of other subjects.
For example, Serby asked the one-time Russian presidential candidate for his favorite historical figures (Catherine the Great and the Founding Fathers), the qualities he's looking for in his ideal mate ("beautiful, smart, sexy and makes a mean bowl of borscht") and his favorite meal ("fresh Russian white bread with a slice of what we call 'doctor’s bologna' and hot tea with sugar").
But Prokhorov's most bizarre answer may have come in response to Serby's question about whether Prokhorov would consider getting married one day:
"I have said that if the Nets don’t win the NBA championship within five years, I will punish myself by getting married. We are in year three. So no one is more interested in winning a championship than yours truly."
Prokhorov displays a unique sense of humor throughout the interview and is probably joking here, but it's a weird answer from a billionaire NBA owner nonetheless. This guy's ability to put his foot in his mouth makes Mark Cuban look like Ted Koppel.
For the entire Q&A, including Prokhorov thoughts on Honey Boo Boo, see here.
(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)