In case, the Miami Heat needed anymore inspiration to attempt a three-peat this season, championship boxer Floyd Mayweather made an appearance at a recent Heat practice.
Below is more info from the fine folks over at the Associated Press of Floyd’s visit and words from LeBron/D-Wade about the speech that Mayweather told the team:
”We’re trying to defend two titles. He’s been defending for a long time,” Heat star LeBron James said. ”He definitely knows where we’re coming from. It’s exciting at the end of the day to have someone, one of the greatest of all-time, to be in the presence. It’s something you can talk about years from now. … We’re honored and blessed to have him in the building.”
Mayweather, who left just as practice was ending, gave the Heat a brief speech, reminding the two-time defending NBA champions about the need for hard work and dedication.
”From one champion to another, he just talked about him being proud of us, how we handled ourselves,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. ”He knows as a champion how hard it is to go out there every night and compete, when someone can take you down and take what you work for. He just kept telling us how proud he is of us and that’d he’d be here to support, just as he was for many years.”
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