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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Backlash to Prokhorov’s Bid

Mikhail Prokhorov’s bid for the New Jersey Nets may be a boon to the troubled U.S. basketball team, but in Russia some legislators and analysts say it’s a blow to the country’s sports.

“I can’t consider this action as anything other than unpatriotic,” Aslambek Aslakhanov, a member of the upper parliament chamber’s sports committee, said Thursday, according to the state news agency RIA-Novosti. “We also have talented children here, but sports isn’t being developed.”