Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Floyd Mayweather is known as a pretty high-stakes gambler. He may not have reached Charles Barkley levels as of yet, but he’s certainly getting there. On at least a couple occasions, Mayweather has won money betting on the New England Patriots, and his fiancee, Shantel Jackson, has also been known to place a wager or two. Still, betting on the Pats makes a certain amount of sense, since they’re usually a pretty safe choice most weeks. But betting on the Golden State Warriors to best the Miami Heat in South Beach? Mayweather may be getting a little reckless. After the contest, which the Warriors did indeed win 97-95, Jarrett Jack was giving a fairly innocuous interview, when he probably let a little more slip than he should have. “Floyd Mayweather put a little bug in my ear, told me he put a little bet on us. Floyd is no stranger to the casino, said he put $100,000 on us,” Jack told Comcast Sports Net. Now, Dwyane may be on the decline, but the Heat are still a pretty good basketball team. Golden State? Not so much. So who knows if Mayweather had some tip the rest of us aren’t privy to, but that’s a pretty bold wager — one that certainly worked out well for him. Check out Jack’s all-too revealing interview in the video below. Photo of the Night But really, they’re dying on the inside. Quote of the Night “Since it became public that I told league officials about the (bounty) program, I have been vilified and subjected to slanderous lies. It has been said … that I ‘pledged vengeance on the Saints,’ and that I retracted my claims after first making them. As you know, none of that is true. Having people tell vicious lies about me has not been easy for me and my family.” –Mike Cerullo on his treatment in the wake of Bountygate Tweet of the Night Sorry, Sanchez. But not really. The only thing worse than the Eagles offense is drafting Mark Sanchez with the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft. — Tom Bradys’ Ego (@TomBradysEgo) December 14, 2012 Video of the Night This argument, which ended up in a shooting, apparently originated with a dispute over the Bulls-76ers game. Sports aren’t life or death, folks. At least they shouldn’t be.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
1 Comment:
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Malcolm Jenkins on McCoy trade: Could've gotten more

Does Romo restructure pave the way for Peterson?

Todd Gurley: 2015 NFL Draft Profile

Colts' Robert Mathis hopes to be back by training camp

LeBron thought Kyrie was a ballhog when season started

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Muhammad Ali rooting for a Pacquiao win over Mayweather

Report: Cowboys to restructure Tony Romo's contract

Blake Griffin frustrated with lack of fan support at home

Eli Manning expects Giants' offense to take off in 2015

Bruce Irvin apologizes for DUI April Fools' joke

Report: LeBron James calls plays, David Blatt repeats them

Auriemma blasts men’s college basketball: ‘The game is a joke’

Westbrook: I'm not Angry Man off the court, I'm a chill guy

Fourth man sentenced in 2007 killing of Sean Taylor

Players who could have their arbitration years bought out

Rookie of the Year: Should there be a winner?

What's next for the Phoenix Suns?

Aaron Rodgers to appear on celebrity version of 'Jeopardy!'

Dark horse Cy Young candidates

Final Four fact or fiction

Five worst situations at quarterback in NFL

Young sportswriter behind Cam Newton column speaks out

Tom Brady posts Photoshop as April Fools' joke on Facebook

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dark horse Cy Young candidates

Final Four fact or fiction

Why WrestleMania 31 was an all-time great

Five worst QB situations in NFL

WATCH: Curry drops CP3 with crossover

Durant wants to spend career in OKC

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Report: Tiger's plane spotted in Augusta

Moss shares story on meeting Deion

Five coaches already on the hot seat

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.