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Mikhail Prokhorov and Avery Johnson Watched the NBA Finals From Courtside Last Night

It's possible they discussed the Celtics' 92–86 win in Game Five, or Kobe's 38 points, or how only one other Laker (Pao Gasol) cracked double-digits in scoring. But we'd like to think that — after the two discussed what Prokhorov called (with a smile) the "simple task" of building a "dynasty team" in a private meeting earlier in the day — Johnson spent the night explaining to his new boss that buying both teams and renaming the winner the Nets would not only break a few of the league's bylaws, it wouldn't really count toward his guarantee of a title in a "maximum" of five years. [NYDN]

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