Floyd Mayweather has always been seen as a courtside guest to Heat games. However, the team's practice court is normally inaccessible to guests. An exemption was made on Sunday when Mayweather was spotted watching the Miami Heat practice. Do you think Mayweather's undefeated record earned him the golden ticket to see the team practice live?
The best pound-for-pound fighter sat with Miami Heat President Pat Riley and Managing General Partner Micky Arison. He even gave a small pep talk to the team and discussed how to stay on top and uphold their gaming standards to the highest level, especially when challengers try to find ways to advance and progress.
"From one champion to another, Mayweather talked about how he was so proud of our team," Dwyane Wade told ESPN. "As a champion, he knows how difficult it is to go out there and compete when there people attempt to take you down, he just kept telling us how he was so proud of us," he added.
Lebron James also has something to say. "We are trying to defend two titles, with Mayweather having no losses in 17 years," Lebron told ESPN. "It is absolutely exciting to have one of the greatest boxers of all time watch us, it is like something that you can be proud of when you look back saying, that guy came to our practice," he said.
Nobody really knows what Mayweather said except for those people who were present at the time that he delivered his special pep talk. One thing is for sure, Mayweather's motivational message left a long-lasting impression on Wade, James and the rest of the team.
Miami Heat starts their pre-season on Monday when they face Atlanta. The team will be facing Chicago on the commencement of the regular season on Oct 29. We wonder if Mayweather will be present on the courtside during the first few games of the defending NBA Champions.
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