Floyd Mayweather says he wants to own an NBA Team.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Says He's Talked to NBA 'Behind the Scenes' About Owning Team
Floyd Mayweather revealed that he’s been in contact with certain individuals about owning a franchise.
Longtime boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Monday (June 13) he's been in communication with the NBA about joining an ownership group to purchase a team.
In an interview with Sam Gordon of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mayweather revealed that he has been in talks to become part of an ownership group for an NBA team.
“I’ve been talking to certain individuals for the last six months. That’s something I’ve been working on behind the scenes, but I’ve never came out and publicly talked about that with the media,” Mayweather shared.
The boxing Hall of Famer refused to mention the team or where it is situated, though it is certainly interesting that he opened up about it after Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James shared his desire to bring an NBA team to Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather mentioned that he “didn’t want to bring it out until it was engraved in stone.” So does that mean that the ownership group is set? If that’s the case, the timing is suspicious. Furthermore, it’s too good to be a coincidence.
Floyd was motivated after hearing LeBron’s become a billionaire while still playing.
Indeed, it is hard to assume with all the details that we have. And it might take some time to piece everything together given that it is unlikely for the NBA to have an expansion team in the near future.
For now, what fans can only do is wait and see what Floyd and maybe LeBron do next.
LeBron James said on The Shop he's aiming to bring an NBA organization to Las Vegas:
Forbes recently reported James became the first active NBA player to reach billionaire status.
James and Mayweather, two of the biggest sports stars of the generation, could combine to form the foundation of a Vegas ownership group, though there would likely be numerous others involved in the process.