HoopsHype Floyd Mayweather rumors

October 16, 2013 Updates

"Maybe I won't have as much explosion," Bryant says. "Maybe I'll be slower. Maybe I'll lose quickness. But I have other options. It's like Floyd Mayweather in the ring. There's a reason he's still at the top after all these years. He's the most fundamentally sound boxer of all time. He can fight myriad styles at myriad tempos. He can throw fast punches or off-speed punches, and he can throw them from odd angles." SI.com

October 11, 2013 Updates
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At 5-foot-8, Floyd Mayweather Jr. physically looks up to everyone on the Miami Heat roster. Figuratively, the roles were reversed Sunday. Mayweather was a surprise guest at Heat practice Sunday morning, sitting courtside with team president Pat Riley, managing general partner Micky Arison and other members of the franchise's brain trust. It's rare for any outsider to get invited into Heat practice, though Mayweather's resume — unbeaten in 45 fights and generally considered the best fighter of his era — certainly earned him the ultra-VIP access. "We're trying to defend two titles. He's been defending for a long time," Heat star LeBron James said. "He definitely knows where we're coming from. It's exciting at the end of the day to have someone, one of the greatest of all-time, to be in the presence. It's something you can talk about years from now. ... We're honored and blessed to have him in the building." Oklahoman

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Shortly after midnight, DJ Vice announced the NBA superstar’s arrival as the room shifted its attention to James’ VIP tables on the dance floor. The group was bombarded with a flurry of flashes and cheers as fans welcomed them to Tao. James jumped on the mic to greet the crowd and stood on top of his booth where he was joined by boxer and friend Floyd Mayweather Jr. While shouting out Mayweather to the club, he announced that Floyd should only be called “Money Mayweather” and that he should only be referred to as “King James.” Las Vegas Sun

June 27, 2013 Updates
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J.R. Smith blew off the media yesterday after practice, but has told fans directly his disastrous 4-of-15 outing in Sunday’s Game 1 is unrelated to a perception he partied at the 40/40 Club on 25th Street and Broadway Saturday night. Game 1’s start time was 3:30 p.m., with the players expected to show up at the arena before 2 p.m. Past midnight Saturday, the official Twitter account of the 40/40 club announced Smith was in the saloon watching the Floyd Mayweather fight, which ended close to 1 a.m. A 40/40 Club publicist confirmed the tweet was genuine. The tweet didn’t mention whether he was drinking or how late he stayed at the sports bar/nightclub. New York Post

May 1, 2013 Updates
December 15, 2012 Updates

Interviewed by longtime Warriors television analyst Jim Barnett, Jack was asked about his 20-point effort. Instead, he turned his focus to the front row during the postgame interview on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. "Floyd Mayweather put in a little bug in my ear, told me he put a little bet in on us," Jack said during the interview. "You know Floyd's no stranger to the casinos. He told me he won $100,000 on us. I couldn't believe it. Crazy?" South Florida Sun-Sentinel

November 14, 2012 Updates
April 30, 2012 Updates

As the Los Angeles Clippers made their historic comeback against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series, there was no one cheering harder than boxer Floyd Mayweather. That’s because Mayweather allegedly wagered $1.8 million on the Clippers, a six-point underdog. According to a tweet cited by various websites, including Black Sports Online, Mayweather’s personal handicapper confirmed that the fighter made $1.8 million worth of bets on the Clippers across seven different sports books. Sporting News

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