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The Nets as the World's Team. That's basically Mikhail Prokhorov's pitch...and there's every indication free agents are listening.  Al Iannazzone reports LeBron James is most interested in meeting the new owner, quoting "someone close to the situation" as saying, "LeBron really wants to meet Prokhorov and see what he's about. He's really interested in meeting him."

No disrespect to Rod Thorn or Jay-Z, but it's Prokhorov who's the big draw, say sources talking to both Iannazzone and Fred Kerber.

Iannazzone adds quotes that'll cause Nets fans' hearts to palpitate, but cautions things will change...daily.  "He's coming to New Jersey," Iannazzone quotes "someone close to James". He also quotes "multiple NBA sources" as saying the Nets have as good a shot as Chicago.

Alan Hahn of Newsday reports Sunday that although "the Chicago Bulls have been promoted by several national media outlets as the most likely destination for James, several NBA insiders believe the Nets may be emerging late as front-runners in the LeBron Sweepstakes."