Attention NBA owners: Are you looking to sell your team? If so, Floyd Mayweather would like to talk to you (again). Check out the caption to this Instagram of him and Magic Johnson that he posted on Thursday.
There are a few roadblocks to Mayweather’s plan, one being that there currently are no NBA teams up for sale. Another is his love of sports gambling, as shown in this Instagram from earlier this week that allegedly portrays his winnings from a bet on the Celtics. Even though NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has long been a proponent of legalized, regulated sports betting, he might have trouble with an ownership candidate who so often flaunts his winning wagers, or one with a history of domestic violence toward women.
There’s also the not-insignificant matter of Mayweather’s net worth, which Forbes says was $340 million in 2016. He’ll have to buddy up with someone should he want to purchase an NBA team, considering that 20 NBA owners are billionaires and the last NBA team that was sold — the Atlanta Hawks in 2015 — went for $850 million. The Hawks are near the bottom of the NBA’s franchise scale, too.
The average NBA team is worth $1.25billion. Check out this list of each team's worth. pic.twitter.com/ifSJX1eSJk
— Mo Mooncey (@TheHoopGenius) March 7, 2016
Mayweather has been down this road before, notably in 2014 when he expressed a desire to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. They eventually sold to Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. That’s like 10 Conor McGregor fights, Floyd.