Mike Lupica, November 2005: "If Caring Bruce Ratner is still the owner of the Nets in five years, I'll eat my hat."
If Caring Bruce Ratner is still the owner of the Nets in five years, I'll eat my hat.Lupica was right (though it doesn't look like he wrote a follow-up). The sale of a majority interest to Mikhail Prokhorov was announced in September 2009.
A Nets hat, even.
He doesn't want the team.
He never really did.
He wants the land.
Dan Doctoroff thought he didn't have to buy people left and right to push his agenda with the West Side Stadium, he was Deputy Mayor.
Ratner was much smarter about all this, which is why he's got all these "community leaders" on scholarship now.