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Las Vegas is becoming more than just the entertainment capitol of the world. Professional Sports are finding it’s way to the valley. The 2022 WNBA Champions Las Vegas Aces, The Golden Knights, Las Vegas Raiders, The Vegas Lights and now possibly a NBA team.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants to step back from sports betting to pursue a dream of owning an NBA franchise. The decorated boxing legend has again stated his desire to earn ownership of a basketball team, although he didn’t declare which franchise he covets.

Mayweather made the claims while speaking at a pre-bout press conference for his fighter, Ashley Theophane, reported David P. Greisman of BoxingScene.com.

This is nothing new for Mayweather. He recounted the retired fighter’s interest in a prospective bid to take control of the Los Angeles Clippers back in 2014, a development reported by ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael at the time.

Rafael had described how Mayweather’s infractions and legal issues away from the ring might count against him in any takeover bid and in getting the approval of other owners.

Rafael also specifically identified Mayweather’s “affinity for gambling” as a potential issue.

Indeed, his lavish bets are the stuff of legend. Back in May 2015, Mayweather tweeted how he’d made close to a $500,000 profit from an initial bet totalling over a quarter of a million while on a betting binge that reportedly lasted four days, per CBSSports.com’s Brad Botkin.

Mayweather was in an interview with ESNEWS. In conversation, the reporter asked him about the possibility of bringing an NBA team to Las Vegas. And, what doing so would mean to him. In response, Mayweather seemed confident about owning an NBA team. He said, I truly believe if I do or I don’t. Which I’m gonna have a team, whether it’s in Vegas or not in Vegas. I will have a team. I’ve been working on that for a good while now. So you know, I’ve been working behind the scenes. I didn’t want to bring it out until it was engraved in stone.

When asked if he would prefer to have it in Vegas, Mayweather answered that he will always pick Vegas first.

9 Things Under $20 Every Sports Fan Will Love

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Calling all sports fans! We know you’ve got the spirit, now make sure you’ve got the goods. Check out this list of Must Haves for under $20 for a lineup of items you didn’t even know you needed.

  • AM/FM Radio Portable

    Possibly one of the most important Must Haves for Sports fans is an AM/FM radio. Even better if it’s handheld. If you can’t catch the game on TV you can always find it on radio. 

  • Comfortable T-Shirts

    I know what you’re thinking, a t-shirt as a Must Have for Sports FansHear me out. Fresh Clean Tees not only offers a large variety of colors, styles, fits and extended sizes, but their proprietary cotton-poly blend is breathable, durable, moisture-wicking and long-lasting. Making it the perfect tee to watch or play in. And at less than $20 a shirt, you can afford to get one in each of your team colors.

  • Sun/Fishing Hat

    Iyou’re a Sports fan, chances are pretty likely that you attend some games outdoors, whether it be on the local, collegiate or professional level.  Protect yourself in the stands with this UV 50+, windproof, sweat-wicking, quick-dry hat. Use it as a wide brim to block the sun or snap the side up when the clouds come out. Plus it’s packable, so you can throw it your bag and take it on the go.

  • Cooling Towels

    A definitive Must Have for Sports fans is a cooling towel. It can get hot out there in the stands or wherever you’re enjoying the game. You soak these in cool water, wring out and wear in a variety of ways to cool your body down. For some extra coolness, why not throw it in the cooler for a few.

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  • Sports Team Steel Tumbler

    The celebrated brand of Tervis offers Sports Fans to the ultimate showcase of team pride…your travel tumbler. It goes in the car, on the sidelines, to the office, the tailgate and everywhere in between. Why not show off who you’re rooting for. With multiple styles under $20, these Made In America, BPA Free tumblers will keep your drinks hot or cold and are microwavable, dishwasher and freezer safe.

  • Ticket Stub Diary

    Snag this Ticket Stub Diary by Eric Epstein to store your ticket stubs. Keeps them safe and easy to grab when you need to brag to your friends. The acid-free pages also include space for jotting down notes.

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  • Tailgaiting Umbrella

    As a Sports fan, if you spend time any time tailgating, then this Ace Hardware 4ft umbrella is a Must Have. Made of durable polyester, it will clamp onto your chair to keep you dry or protected from the sun. Plus, this bright green color will make it easy to find in the parking lot.

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  • Stadium Approved Crossbody Purse

    A Must Have for Sports fans attending any game is a stadium-approved see-through bag. This Vorspack Clear Crossbody measures 8 inches by 10 inches and will hold all of the necessities without being cumbersome.  It comes in a variety of colors and would look great with any outfit.

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  • Team Lanyards

    Fanatics offers a wide range of lanyards covering every league you can think of. These are a sure-fire to keep your keys and tickets at the ready and from being lostFor well under $20, you can outfit the whole family and show your team pride.

 

Please note that items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time we published this list. Have an idea for a fun theme for a gift idea list you’d like us to create?  Drop us a line at shopping@bbgi.com