Brooklyn Nets' owner MikHail Prokhorov believes New York Knicks owner James Dolan is not a tall person. Prokhorov's opinion was recently confirmed by a New York Magazine profile done recently on the Russian billionaire, who called Dolan "that little man".
The obvious description of the 5-foot-6 Knicks' owner -- especially when it came from a man who's listed at 6-8 -- is being taken as a shot across the New York-basketball bow by the local press. A kind of rock-the-boat type between the two franchises, which could start a watchable rivalry between the pair.
According to the New York Daily News' Justin Tasch, this isn't the first time during an offseason the Nets have taken a shot at the Knicks.
In July of 2010, a massive billboard hung over Dolan's Madison Square Garden featuring Prokhorov and Nets minority owner Jay-Z, a Brooklyn native, with the phrase "The Blueprint for Greatness," written at the top.