If Floyd Mayweather isn’t too busy busting someone’s chops in the boxing ring, the pound for pound king can always be found hamming it up at the local Chick-Fil-A.
Obviously, we’re kidding, because that’s not how Money May rolls. Now, if we told you that he loves sports books about as much as he loves his fancy cars, then there’s a grain of truth to that. Known for being, shall we say, an ‘extravagant bettor’, Mayweather’s sports betting exploits have become legendary, in part because he lays six digit sums like they were $5 bets and in part because he lets the whole world know about ’em.
His latest gambling exploit, or at least the latest one he bragged about, occurred a few days ago in the San Antonio Spurs – Los Angeles Lakers game. Apparently, Floyd laid down $275,000 for the Spurs to cover the -1 spread against the Lakers. Given that the Lakers were playing at home and was penciled in as the underdog, it wasn’t exactly the kind of bet anybody would be comfortable putting some wood on, let alone $275,000 worth of it.
And with the way the game turned out, Mayweather must have sweated more during the last minute of that game than he did during his last fight against Miguel Cotto. Oh, he won, alright, but it wasn’t secured until the Spurs’ Danny Green hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 9.3 seconds left to give the Spurs an 84-82 win, covering the spread by the thinnest of margins.
After the game, Mayweather was his loquacious self, bragging about his latest betting conquest on Twitter.
“Kobe Bryant is a living legend but I bet $275k on Spurs and Danny Green got me that greet,” his tweet read.
Green got you that green, alright. We’re just wondering what that tweet would have looked like if he missed that 3.