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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. Sports Media Watch

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Their friendship started five years ago, after Thomas attended a Mayweather workout in Las Vegas. Mayweather, a devoted basketball fan, immediately spotted Thomas in the crowd, arranged a meeting through a mutual friend, and took his new friend to a show. All in the same day. “We went to a Robin Thicke concert later that night, and since then, we’ve talked almost every day,” Thomas said of a friendship that has redefined the meaning of gift-giving. Boston Herald

The most important gift, it seems, is the bond that has formed between Thomas and Mayweather, 12 years his senior, who regards him as a young protege, their different sports notwithstanding. Both men are 5-foot-8 and infinitely pugnacious. That was the starting point before they actually met. “He’s 38, so he’s very old, but he treats me like a little brother,” Thomas said. “It’s weird sometimes. I think, wow, I’m close friends with Floyd Mayweather. Probably the best boxer of all time. But we’ve connected since that day we met. “He came to games in Sacramento, he was always at our games when we played the Lakers and Clippers. He came to games in Phoenix. Ever since that day I went to see him work out, he’s said, ‘I’ve seen you come to support me, so I’m going to support you.’ ” Boston Herald

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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

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