Brooklyn Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Puts On Bizarre Skills Clinic

The Brooklyn Nets' 2015 season kicked off with an unforgettable display of useless but fun skills by the team's owner.

So let's pretend you're a billionaire owner of a basketball franchise looking to prove you're just one of the guys. How do you do it? Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov decided to break the ice at his team's training camp at Duke University last week by putting on a skills clinic of sorts, showing off some bizarre (but impressive) ball-handling and balancing drills.

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The session began with Prokhorov dribbling a basketball with one hand while bouncing a tennis ball atop a clipboard with the other. Then he switched hands. What, do you mean your practices never started like this?

 

The skill work then moved to a nearby wall . . .

. . . then progressed to dribbling while sitting atop a ball, which we heard might be made legal in the NBA in 2047 (not really) . . .

. . . then went on to Prokhorov dribbling a tennis ball with one hand while holding the plank position.

NOTE: Prokhorov cheats a bit here by sticking his butt out rather than keeping his hips level, but we'll let that go (for now).

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But those weren't the only tricks up Prokhorov's sleeves. No sir. He also dribbled with alternating hands while in a Plank with his feet perched atop a basketball.

Then he performed Push-Ups with both hands and feet balanced on basketballs. (Well, they're sorta Push-Ups. They look more like a quasi-Downward Facing Dog with some bending at the elbows.)

Finally, Prokhorov got really creative with Push-Ups performed while holding a broomstick balanced on top of a single ball.

We'll admit we are impressed, Mikhail. But next time, keep your hips in line and don't hike up your butt so much.

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