The defending NBA Champion Miami Heat got a surprise visit from Floyd Mayweather at training camp. During his visit, Floyd dropped some knowledge on the Heat about how to defend their title. According to an article by ESPN, the players and Pat Riley himself were intrigued by his speech.
"With him being 17 years-and-0 — we're trying to defend two titles — he's been defending for a long time," James said. "He definitely knows where we're coming from. It's definitely exciting to have someone, one of the greatest of all time, to be in your presence. It's something you can talk about years from now when you look back on the history of sports. That guy was at our practice."
From one champion to another, he just talked about being proud of us and how we handled ourselves," Wade said. "He knows, as a champion, how hard it is to go out there and compete when people try to take you down, take what you work for. He kept telling us how proud he is of us. If you got up today and you were a little tired, you walk in and see the champ, you work a little harder."
Mayweather certainly has been a polarizing figure among the Heat. James, Wade and several other players on the team are huge fans of his flamboyant, brash style in and out of the ring. Mayweather is known to flash his riches and has posted photos on social media of betting slips when he's won money gambling on sports, including Heat games.
What better way to get some inspiration than from a boxer who continuously wins? The speech by Floyd Mayweather is something that the Heat needed to keep them focused. It's a good move for Floyd, too, as he'll be the guy who will be making tons of money if they repeat as champions in June.