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After his victory over Robert Guerrero Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather impressed another fight fan from afar.
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was impressed with the way Mayweather handled his business. Bryant tweeted: @FloydMayweather is like Bobby Fischer with gloves #vino".
Bryant is referencing the great chess master, who many considered to be the greatest chess player of all time.
"I told him this is chess, not checkers," Mayweather said.
Lakers teammate Metta World Peace agreed with Bryant's assesment of Mayweather.
"They have a lot in common," World Peace told Yahoo! Sports. "When you get great athletes and look at them you see these similarities in the way their mind works.
"There is this focus and mindset that comes from knowing you have the physical and technical ability to outperform your opponent, that you are starting out with that advantage already in your pocket. From there it is about executing when it matters and they have both done that time and time again."
Even after the layoff and having to shake the ring rust, Mayweather is still at the top of his game.
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Vanessa turned 31 over the weekend and Kobe surprised her with a special birthday dinner that can be seen in the below image via his Twitter account:
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I don’t know the inner workings of the Bryant family, but regardless of what is going on behind the scenes, that seems a bit petty on her part.
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photos via concreteloop
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