Yes, you read that right.
The Nets owner is clear he hoped to sign James, but writes, "I respect their choice, and no one has the right to judge them. I want to say that I support LeBron, the best athlete in the NBA. He had a truly difficult choice to make."
It doesn't end there.
"I wish them success and give them my moral support," he concludes. "I will be happy for us to beat the Miami Heat in the conference finals, maybe not this season, but in the very near future."
- NBA team owner backs LeBron James' decision - USA Today
- Nets owner writes letter defending LeBron - New York Post
Mikhail Prokhorov sticks up for LeBron - Rob Mahoney - NBC Sports