THE APPROPRIATELY NICKNAMED superstar boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr put down $41,000 (€29,000) on the second half of Tuesday night’s game between the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks – and he won $37,272.75 (€26,387.27).
The undefeated boxer tweeted today, “My lil brother Derrick Rose will always get you Paid,” accompanied by a picture of his betting slip, but has since deleted the tweet.
Mayweather’s bet on the second half score, with the Bulls getting 5.5 points. (Since they were already leading 72-43, the Hawks became the second half “favorite.”)
Led by a 30 point effort by their star point guard Rose, the Bulls won the second half 42-38, easily winning the wager for Mayweather and crushing the Hawks 114-81.
This is his first (and won’t be his last) big time NBA bet. Mayweather previously tweeted his $40K bet on the Miami-LA Christmas Day game.