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Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries made an $18 million profit off their wedding

August 21, 2011

The much-hyped wedding between celebrity reality tv star Kim Kardashian and her NBA basketball player husband Kris Humphries cost a reported $8 million. What has been less publicized is that the couple reportedly made $18 million on the event and paid virtually zero of that eight million.

Darren Rovell of CNBC reports that Kardashian and Humphries were payed a combined $17.9 million for the “media rights” to the wedding. This includes $15 million from E! TV wich is airing a two-part rebroadcast of the wedding called “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event,” an additional $2.5 million from People Magazine for the wedding pictures, and $300,00 for an article from People announcing the couple’s engagement. Good news because Humphries is currently unemployed with the NBA lockout. Kardashian was also payed by Tao nightclub in Las Vegas to have her bacherlorette party there and by Ok! magazine for bridal shower pictures.

One gossip site adds that the couple also got tons of “free crap” from various corporate sponsors. According to the New York Post, the free crap included Kardashian’s wedding dress, the wedding cake, and free rental of the estate where the couple got married. Also free was the wedding’s champagne, floral arrangements and catering which included caviar and Kobe beef. The couple was also comped the decorations and the wedding invitations. Somebody else also paid for the musical acts which included Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind, and Fire.

Darren Rovell hilariously points out that Humphries made $17.9 million off the wedding compared to $16.9 million off his entire seven-year basketball career. Wedding guests included Ryan Seacrest, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lindsay Lohan, Carmelo Anthony and Eva Longoria.

99 PROBLEMS AND LEBRON IS ONE

July 26, 2010

Rapper and businessman Jay-Z is reportedly on the outs with the new ownership of the New Jersey Nets. The singer was brought in as a part owner of the Nets several years ago after he convinced ownership he could help the club land star players. However, during LeBron James’ free agency, the superstar apparently refused to take calls from Jay-Z. That reportedly put a strain on their friendship. It has also caused people around Russian billioaire and new Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov to consider Jay-Z “dead weight.”

NEW JERSEY NETS OWNER/RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE MIKHAIL PROKHOROV ON A JET SKI

May 26, 2010

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NETS SUCK BUT NOW OWN KNICKS

March 7, 2010

TRACY MCGRADY: SUCKS, BUT WHO CARES?

 

Maybe, just maybe, there’s a glimmer of hope for the New Jersey Nets this season. The New York Knicks? Not so much.

The Nets defeated New York Saturday night 113-93. It was actually the pathetic Nets second straight victory over the Knicks. Still, New Jersey is a horrendous 7-55 on the season. Saturday’s win moves the club’s winning percentage to .113. That finally puts them ahead of the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers who finished the season 9-73 (.110) in an effort to escape the NBA’s all-time worst single season record. New Jersey still stands an excellent chance of finishing with the worst NBA record ever.

As for New York, they have fallen to 21-41. That’s tied for the 5th worst record in the league. The Knicks spent much of the season on the periphery of a playoff berth but are now a full 10 games out of the eight spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Tracy McGrady is actually getting WORSE the more playing time he gets for New York. He finished with just two points Saturday on 1/6 shooting. That hardly matters. McGrady’s number one attribute is that his $23 million salary comes off the books in six weeks. That theoretically would enable the Knicks to sign LeBron James as a free agent plus do a sign-and-trade to acquire Chris Bosh from Toronto. The Knicks have cleared so much salary cap space that those moves are actually possible. On paper.

In reality, would the NBA’s elite young free agents actually flock to New York, given the franchise’s horrible record in recent years? We’ll see this summer.

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CRAZY JAYSON WILLIAMS FINALLY GOING TO JAIL

January 11, 2010

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Former NBA player Jayson Williams plead guilty to aggravated assault charges today and will spend 18 months in prison. Williams accidentally shot and killed his chauffer eight years ago, blowing his head off with a shotgun. Williams was acquitted of manslaughter charges during the original trial in 2004, but the jury was hung on an accidental manslaughter charge.

In recent years,Williams has been arrested three times, beset by alcohol and drug problems, and had several serious bouts with mental illness and suicide attempts. He is also reportedly broke after earning more than $100 million during his NBA career.

NEW JERSEY NETS SET RECORD WITH 0-18 START

December 3, 2009

PROPOSED NETS OWNER SPENDS $19,000 ON LUNCH

October 23, 2009

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MIKHAIL PROKHOROV

Russian billionaire playboy Mikhail Prokhorov met with NBA owners yesterday as he continues his efforts to buy the New Jersey Nets.

The meeting must have gone well. The New York Post is reporting that Prokhorov was in such a good mood, following the meeting, that he took a group of friends to lunch to “celebrate.” The Post says the lunch cost $19,000.

Prokhorov’s lunch tab was reportedly $15,007.87 (including a $5,000 bottle of wine.) He left a $3,750 tip.

The Post speculates that Prokhorov will be in place as Nets owner by January.

WHORE-MONGERING RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE AND FUTURE NETS OWNER GETTING IT FROM BOTH SIDES

September 24, 2009

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is set to become the next owner of the Nets.

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Russian billionaire playboy Mikhail Prokhorov is offering to spend $700 million to build a new Brooklyn arena for the New Jersey Nets basketball team. Additionally, he is offering hundreds of millions more to buy the franchise.

However, a Prokhorov’s offer is being met with outrage. On both sides of the globe. One American Congressman was so concerned over a Russian possibly owning a Brooklyn based basketball franchise that he sent NBA Commissioner David Stern a letter, warning of his concerns. Unfortunately, the idiot congressman addressed it to “Daniel” Stern. That would be the City Slickers/Home Alone actor, not the commissioner of the NBA.

Prokhorov is also getting heat from his own country. A member of the Russian parliament called Prokhorov “unpatriotic” for spending hundreds of millions of dollars OUTSIDE his native country.

Opinions on a potential Prokhorov NBA ownership vary wildly. Yahoo! Sports is touting Prokhorov as a free-spending owner who wants to win and will spare no expense in doing so. Adrian Wojnarowski says Prokhorov’s billions will make NBA owners like Mark Cuban and Paul Allen look like “mom-and-pop store owners.” Like a previous New York Daily News article, the Yahoo! piece focuses on the well-known Prokhorov pratice of trucking in whores to service his friends and employees. They even speculate that heeping tons of perks on players might actually lead to the Nets landing LeBron James as a free agent next season.

One indication on how the NBA itself might be leaning comes from a cover story on today’s NBA.com website. The piece by John Schumann is entitled, “Russian billionaire should help fortune shine upon Nets.” Remember, that’s on the official NBA website.

WE WARNED YOU: YI GAINING ON STARTING SPOT IN NBA ALL-STAR GAME

January 2, 2009

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YI JIANLIAN

You can’t say we didn’t warn our readers that this might happen. Mediocre New Jersey Nets forward Yi Jianlan is dangerously close to securing a starting spot in this year’s NBA All-Star Game.

Yi currently has 959,324 votes and has narrowed the gap between Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics who is in second place in All-Star voting among Eastern Conference forwards. The NBA currently allows All-Star voting in China.

1.3 BILLION CHINESE CAN’T BE WRONG: YI JIANLIAN IS AN ALL-STAR

November 18, 2008

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YI JIANLIAN

The Boston Globe is reporting that the league fears mediocre New Jersey Nets forward Yi Jianlian may be voted in as a starter in this year’s NBA All-Star Game. Last season Yi drew an incredible 450,000 votes as a WRITE IN.

Netsdaily.com picked up on the Globe item and says Yi may beat out far more deserving forwards LeBron James of Cleveland or Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics.