Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was the world’s highest paid athlete last year, and he’s certainly not letting anyone forget — according to Vegas Gambling Steam he put down a mere $5.9 million on the NBA’s Eastern Conference Final game between the Heat and the Pacers.
Money May is betting on Lebron getting a just enough contribution from the rest of the big three to beat the Pacers by seven or more.
Mayweather has been on a tear in Vegas, posting a number of winning sports book tickets on Instagram — in fact according to Grantland writer Dermot Hunt, Money May “tweeted photographs of 46 betting slips, totaling $3,890,833 worth of bets, and every single one of them was a winner, netting the fighter a cool $3,938,722 (and 87 cents) in winnings on those bets.”
Floyd hasn’t posted his losing slips on social media, so it’s unclear what may be lurking in the loss column.
What is clear however, is that if Mayweather loses tonight, that whopping $5.9M sum will still look like peanuts when compared to his latest pot. ‘Money’ recently signed a $200 million deal with Showtime and earned $85 million last year.