Russian Oligarch Building WNBA Dream Team
Shabtai von Kalmonovic is no exception. With his awesome name and equally awesome fortune, he is building a women's basketball empire in the Moscow using offseason talent from the WNBA. Paying upwards of 10 times their usual salaries, Shabtai has WNBA stars like Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird wrecking havoc hoops-style across the Russian countryside. Meanwhile, he treats them like queens, spoiling them with every possible luxury and convenience from chauffeured Mercedes to world-class accommodations.
After reading his profile in the LA Times, we can now safely admit that no American sport is safe from the grips of Russian capitalism. They can take our WNBA, but we're pretty sure there's going to be some kind of revolt if any of those fat cat oligarchs start eying our NASCAR.