Floyd Mayweather is no stranger to sporting events that require an athlete to cross over into a new field. Take, for instance, his boxing match against UFC star Conor McGregor. But now, Mayweather wants to be the athlete that tries out a new sport by making his way onto the hardwood.
While some want Mayweather’s next move to be a fight in the octagon, Mayweather has other ideas. He’d like to show off his ability to play basketball, and he wants to make sure there are some serious stakes. Mayweather wants the take on Kobe Bryant, and he wants the game to have a price tag of $1 million.
Bryant posted a behind the scenes look at the “Dear Basketball” video that played during his jersey retirement ceremony on Instagram. Mayweather eventually showed up in the comments and challenged Bryant to a game with a major price tag.
Now, Mayweather is a tremendous athlete, and Bryant has not played basketball since his retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016, but I feel like this is a waste of money if you’re Mayweather. He’s not the biggest dude on earth, and even if Bryant wasn’t one of the most lethal 1-on-1 players to ever live, you’d think that the future Hall of Fame inductee would just back Mayweather down and get buckets all game, right?
Mayweather is a well-documented basketball fan, and has shown that he can play a little in the past. But still, I am confident in saying that he cannot beat Kobe Bryant in basketball. If he wants to put $1 million on the line to figure this out, well, good for him.
(Via Yahoo Sports)