NBA OK with Prokhorov's deals in Africa

Updated: April 13, 2010, 1:32 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Prospective New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov came to his own defense Monday and was backed by the NBA after a congressman accused the Russian billionaire's company of violating sanctions and U.S. law by doing business with the government of Zimbabwe.

"Onexim Group takes very seriously the issue of law and sanctions as applied to Zimbabwe," Prokhorov said in a statement released through his company during the Nets' final game at the Meadowlands. "Contrary to ...

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