Probably one of the most divisive figures in the sports world, Floyd Mayweather has also been among the most successful in his sport over the years.
Potentially reacting to continued domestic violence rumors that have surrounded Mayweather for years, fans at the Golden State Warriors-Memphis Grizzlies playoff game at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Wednesday didn’t necessarily show the world champion a warm welcome.
In fact, the response was pretty ugly when Mayweather showed up on the Jumbotron.
It’s also important to note that TMZ is reporting there was an incident between Mayweather’s entourage and a female fan after the booing took place.
“Multiple witnesses who were at the Oracle Arena tell us the woman was heckling Floyd and his crew — but things escalated when she used one of her “Thunder Sticks” on a member of The Money Team. People in Floyd’s camp insist the entourage member did NOT react physically to the incident … and never hit the woman — but he was VERY upset.”
While minor in the grand scheme of things, this latest incident just goes to show us that Mayweather remains one of the most controversial figures in the sports world.
As it relates to that specific incident between Mayweather’s entourage and a female fan in attendance, the Oakland Police Department had this to say to TMZ:
“We do have record of an incident that occurred at about 9:45 PM at the Oracle Arena regarding a mutual combat battery which occurred between a man and a woman. Neither party wished to press charges against the other, nobody was arrested and no injuries were sustained.”
The Warriors official Twitter account welcomed Mayweather to the arena, at which point the responses from others on social media were pretty heated.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 14, 2015
We are pretty sure Oracle will not be in Mayweather’s plans anytime in the near future.
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