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Nets' Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Calls James Dolan 'Little Man'

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.

For more on the Nets, check out the SB Nation blog Nets Daily. Meanwhile, Posting And Toasting has everything on the Knicks.