Kobe Bryant was spotted chatting with BFF Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather after the Lakers’ preseason game in Las Vegas. As one of four members of Kobe’s #VinoClub, Floyd’s undefeated record as a boxer puts him in rarified air, the same space where Kobe lives.
They were spotted hanging out in Vegas after the Lakers’ preseason loss to the Kings last night. In an interview with Mike Trudell of TWC’s Sportsnet on the sideline yesterday, Floyd was asked how he relates to his friend, Kobe:
“Me and Kobe have both been professionals for 17 years. He’s a good friend, and I wish him nothing but the best â€“ I want him to get better and get healthy.”
ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin overheard an interesting snippet from their conversation in the hallway after the game, too.
Floyd Mayweather to Kobe in the hallway after the game: "There's only 2 types of people in this world, the players and the haters"
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) October 11, 2013
Check them cracking wise with one another in a back hallway at the MGM Grand. This is a very surreal look at two of the titans in their respective sports. Enjoy!
[h/t Beyond the Buzzer]
What do you think of Floyd and Kobe’s friendship?
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