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.