Floyd Mayweather Makes An Appearance At Ball Up Streetball Event In Vegas


(AllHipHop News) It had been a trying week for Floyd Mayweather. The boxing champion was ridiculed online by 50 Cent and on the radio by Charlamagne Tha God over allegations that he had trouble reading. Those shots did not stop Money Mayweather from taking in the Ball Up basketball event in Las Vegas over the weekend.

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Mayweather showed up to the Ball Up “Search for the Next” championship game held in Sin City on Saturday. The best players from open run tryouts in several cities – including Chicago, Atlanta, New York, and Baltimore – were assembled in Vegas for the finals with one MVP earning a $100,000 contract with Ball Up.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather and Ball Up CEO Demetrius Spencer (via Ball Up)
Boxer Floyd Mayweather and Ball Up CEO Demetrius Spencer (via Ball Up)

“Our Ball Up championship game is one of the most anticipated events in streetball, bringing out the best of the best talent from all over the country” said Demetrius Spencer, CEO of Ball Up. “The competition is intense, with the players hours away from realizing their dream of turning their passion into a profession.”

The championship game and each of the local live events were filmed for the TV show Ball Up: Search for the Next airing later this year on Fox Sports. NBA stars like Gilbert Arenas, Joakim Noah, George Hill, Nick Young, Eric Gordon, Kyle Lowery, and Meta World Peace make appearances during the cross country run.

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Watch video of highlights from the Ball Up Atlanta, New York, and Chicago events below.