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June 25, 2014 Updates

Oklahoma City Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have been nominated for the 2014 ESPY awards, according to the list of nominations released today. Durant has been nominated in two categories, best male athlete and best NBA player. Westbrook has been nominated for best comeback athlete. Also nominated for best male athlete were Detroit Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and boxer Floyd Mayweather. Oklahoman

April 30, 2014 Updates

Boxing's Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya, wants to jump on the Los Angeles Clippers bandwagon. De La Hoya, founder and president of the promotional company that bears his famous nickname, said Tuesday he would be very interested in going in with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers from Donald Sterling, the Clippers owners who has been banned for life and fined $2.5 million for racist remarks. USA Today Sports

Mayweather told reporters Tuesday he was interested in buying the Clippers with a group of investors. "When it comes to business, what better than two minorities? The commissioner wanted to see more minority ownership in the NBA," De La Hoya said. "If he wants more minorities involved in the NBA, what better than me and Floyd to be part of a potential ownership group? "I love Los Angeles and I am the face of Los Angeles, and what's better than to be part of that ownership group of the Los Angeles Clippers. Los Angeles is my home. I was born and raised here and it would be an honor to be part of the ownership group." USA Today Sports

April 29, 2014 Updates

"I can't come in here talking about Mayweather only going to get 3% or 4%," Mayweather, a huge Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers fan, said at the MGM Grand. "I got to get a solid percentage. But do we want to buy the Clippers? Yes we do. We're very, very interested in buying the Clippers." USA Today Sports

Asked if he would then move the Clippers to Las Vegas, Mayweather said, "No, we'll leave the Clippers right where they're at. Actually when I'm not boxing, I'm at the games all the time anyway, because I can walk to the games (from his Los Angeles home)." The undefeated fighter, who faces Marcos Maidana on Saturday in a Showtime pay-per-view event reiterated, "Me and my team want to buy the Clippers. And we can afford the Clippers." USA Today Sports

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

Mike Trudell: Another shot of @Kobe Bryant hanging with Money Mayweather. The two have been on top of the game for a… instagram.com/p/fUEZ_WS78v/ Twitter @LakersReporter

October 6, 2013 Updates

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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