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Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather bets $41,000 on one half of basketball

“My lil brother Derrick Rose will always get you Paid” says boxing superstar after gambling win.

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Reproduced with permission from Business Insider

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.

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