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Floyd Mayweather is for the Heat tonight

When Miami and Indiana tip off tonight in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, at least one sports fan out there will legitimately care about the game’s outcome. His name is Floyd Mayweather and he has entirely too much money.

The leader of The Money Team reportedly placed $5.9 million on Miami to cover tonight, according to a Las Vegas gambling Twitter account. Mayweather’s rumored gambling ticket has the Heat at -7 over Indiana.

Mayweather, recently named the highest-paid athlete is America, is projected to make $90 million this year, so a Pacers cover won’t break his bank.  But just think of all the good he could do by putting the money somewhere else.

Go Pacers.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

36 Comments for Floyd Mayweather is for the Heat tonight



  1. tyson
    3:11 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    why do i get the feeling that 5 years after his career is over he will be filing for bankruptcy and in trouble with the IRS just like Mike Tyson?



  2. Smart Person
    3:13 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Couldn’t he spend the money on pet tigers like Iron Mike, and then appear in the Hang Over Part IX



  3. Jake from State Farm
    3:15 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    5.9 million ? Why not just make it 6 million.



  4. Spenser
    3:15 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    I am a huge Tyson fan, but Money is very savvy when it comes to his money. This is a man who will not allow himself to get screwed over by promoters (promotes his own fights), makes more money than Tyson ever thought of, and doesn’t have a ton of people around him who will screw him over. Tyson had a lot of issues that I just don’t see Money having to face.



  5. Ridge Runner
    3:19 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    No, I can’t even imagine having that much money. Not alone betting 5.9 mill of it.



  6. bill
    3:21 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    The crazy thing…he’s the richest athlete, but he has zero endorsements….the man gets paid for straight up performance



  7. ebell55
    3:23 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    He could be investing in Haliburton or an Oil Co. Until you examine a man’s charitable acts I say don’t judge him. Check the history on some of the bets this guy has made and the money he has won you would be suprised. Say what you want about Floyd but he is a very good business man.



  8. Kige Ramsey
    3:23 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    It’s his money. He earned it and can spend it however he chooses. If you’ve got extra money, you shouldn’t feel obligated to do “good” with it….Democrats.



  9. Editor
    3:26 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Might want to fix “the the” title. Unless Drew developed a stutter.



  10. John W
    3:27 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    8- The original millionaires like Carnegie and Rockefeller would disagree.



  11. old man
    3:33 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    He knows what the rest of America does…that the NBA will make sure the Miami Heat win. The NBA is fixed almost as bad as wrestling is, it’s a joke. From the NBA draft to the playoffs, everything is done for a reason. TV ratings, building a team, and so many other things. If I had that much money, I’d sure as heck put it on the Miami Heat too. David Stern will make sure that the Heat are in the finals. Could you imagine the tv ratings of an NBA finals with the Pacers and Spurs? Not really what the NBA wants to see.



  12. Musehobo
    3:34 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    @8, Agree it’s his money and his choice. However, I couldn’t sleep knowing I had all that money and there were kids with no water dying overseas. It’s called a conscience. You don’t have to be mother Teresa and live with them. But that kind of money could save a lot of lives. That’s called narcissism.



  13. knightynight
    3:42 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    @12 – is all relative. 5.9M is 6.5% of his income this year. It’s the same as someone making 40k spending $2,600 in a casino one night, which I’m sure happens all the time. The only difference is that the guy making 40k probably doesn’t have a VERY large nest egg and the opportunity to make 100M next year….so really, the guy making 40k makes the worse mistake.



  14. young man
    3:43 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    @11, old man, glad you brought up the subject. It is so obvious the NBA is fixed. That ref that went down for fixing games was quickly swept under the rug, and why don’t they show the actual drawing of the ping pong balls anymore?

    Even if you can offer an explanation for those things, most people have an instinct that tells them when something is crooked, and the NBA gives of that vibe with strength.



  15. JKA14
    3:45 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    11—Couldn’t agree more. NBA has been rigged since the early 90s.

    #Sterneffect



  16. Not Really
    3:46 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    yeah bc $2,600 could save the relative number of lives that $5.9mil could.



  17. So...
    3:48 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    how much does he win if the NBA decides to fix it the Heat’s way?



  18. Bob
    3:50 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    11-if it’s fixed why didn’t the spurs go 7 games, that would have been more money



  19. CUK02
    3:55 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    It’s boxing…how does he make that much money!? No one cares about boxing.



  20. WWF
    4:09 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    18 to make people like you believe it isn’t



  21. drew is the new matt
    4:11 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Drew talking about what good he could do with the money while Jones posts twitter pictures of him donating 1k to the Las Vegas Foundation…

    Gooooood stuff.



  22. comeonnow
    4:13 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    @13 – Your exactly right its all relative. Speaking of relativity, I wonder what % 5.9 million equates to what the average Haitian makes. 5.9 million could do alot more good than the $2,600 in your example, just sayin’



  23. Money Mayweather
    4:18 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    LOL at anyone who thinks Mayweather will go bankrupt… one of the absolute savviest dudes in the world when it comes to making money.



  24. knightynight
    4:18 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    @22 – i completely agree with you. I personally think to whom much is given, much is expected. However, too many times (on a much different scale than even the one at hand) we have the opportunity to ‘do good’ with money, resources, time, etc and don’t do it but are very quick to judge those, like Floyd, who don’t.
    So in summary: Who are we to say what he should do with his money and if you are saying what he should do, I would hope that you are also doing good…and if you are doing good, then keep it to yourself, because that’s not the point of giving anyway.



  25. truth
    4:22 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    To be a liberal is to be righteous with other people’s money. Please don’t tell me who/what to give my money to. You want someone to have money, give it to them yourself.



  26. Seven Eight Nine
    4:23 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    @8, 10, 12 all political bias aside, if you have that much money, you should choosr to do good with it. That is the good thing to do. However, you shouldnt be forced to do good with your money. Otherwise it would be someone else’s choice, not yours



  27. kes
    4:34 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    25. i think jesus would disagree with you



  28. truth
    4:38 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Jesus does not force people to follow him, to give to people that don’t care to work, nor does he support free loading. The Bible actually says that he does not work does not eat. Obviously there are certain instances where people can’t work and need governemnt assistance, but definitely not everyone with their hand out that gets it now. Open your eyes people.



  29. bmt22033
    4:53 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t make $90m/year but I don’t begrudge those people who do nor do I feel like I should be telling those people how to spend their money. If you can convince someone to pay you that much money (or otherwise earn it), I say good for you! I wish you’d tell me how to do it! 😉



  30. Biglaw Dawgin'
    4:59 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Miami will win, but that cover is going to be clooose. I say Miami by 6.



  31. Just Sayin
    5:49 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    If he was really confident he would have put an even 6M on the Heat!



  32. Who said?
    6:26 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?



  33. Evan
    7:10 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    who cares? he’s a deadbeat piece of shit wife-beater.



  34. Cincinnatiwill
    8:02 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Floyd is a good business man? Please. He “forgot” to pay the IRS and had to come out of retirement to save his skin. You people hear of all he wins on gambling but do you think Floyd publishes what he lost? Take this from someone who makes a lot of their income from gambling, he isn’t as good as he projects.



  35. Steve
    11:56 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Money was right on the money.



  36. Walden
    1:36 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Politics, religion,…. So who’s gonna start talking about ‘her’. We could all really throw down then!!