Floyd Mayweather Rumors

Asked about Mayweather’s respect for Thomas, Boston’s point guard noted, “He respects me a lot. A lot of people in his circle, when I’m around they are like, ‘Man, you don’t understand how much Floyd talks about you when you’re not here. He just loves you around.’ I think that’s the little-guy complex, that we gotta stick together. “So I think we relate to each other a lot more than any other athlete that he has relationships with or friendship with. Just from that, we kinda bond and we got a close friendship. Just from us being small and doubted our whole lives.”
Duncan’s body seemed to be saying that around 2010. Given the status of his left knee, surgically repaired in the summer of 2000, his decline seemed to come at an appropriate time. Duncan reacted by changing his diet, and he continued to go to the Spurs’ practice facility to work on his game. But just as his athletic career began in swimming, he continued to search for ways to vary his activity. When he hasn’t been lifting tractor tires, he’s been boxing. James Leija has monitored the latter. He will again starting next month, and he thinks it is this dedication that saves Duncan. Leija says Duncan is like Floyd Mayweather in that he never stops training. “Most guys get hurt because they are out of shape and trying to get it back,” Leija said Saturday. “Tim never gets out of shape.”
Game 7 of the Spurs/Clippers NBA playoff series drew 4.8 million viewers on TNT Saturday night, down 18% from Grizzlies/Thunder last year (5.8M) but up 7% from Bulls/Nets in 2013 (4.4M). Keep in mind last year’s game was the second part of a rare Game 7 tripleheader. The Clippers’ last-second win earned the fourth-smallest audience for an NBA Game 7 in the past five years — since Bucks/Hawks in 2010 (3.1M) — ahead of only Clippers/Grizzlies in 2012 (4.6M), Bulls/Nets in 2013, and Hawks/Pacers last year (3.6M). There have been 15 NBA Game 7s over that span, including nine in the first round. Spurs/Clippers was likely impacted by the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao boxing fight. While the fight did not begin until well after the game’s conclusion, the lead-up potentially stole away a few viewers.