Guest Arian Foster Talks About What Makes Athletes Great, Athletes Transitioning into Entertainment, and Cavs-Celtics | Out of Bounds

On today’s episode of #OutofBounds, former NFL running back turned rapper, actor, and podcaster Arian Foster joins Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson to wrap up the Eastern Conference Semifinals and look ahead to the next round of the NBA playoffs.

On Wednesday night, the Celtics beat the Sixers 114-112 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they’ll take on LeBron James and the Cavs. The panel talks about Boston’s young stars and what they’ve shown advancing far in the playoffs without their team’s two biggest stars. Knocking off King James is a much bigger challenge, and Gil breaks down what could be a matchup nightmare before everyone makes their series picks. Plus, with Philly starting its summer vacation, Gil and Arian highlight what 76ers star Joel Embiid needs to work on in the offseason to take the next step in his career.

After retiring from football, Arian Foster has devoted himself fully to podcasting and making music. Rapping as Bobby Feeno, he’s released his well-received debut album, Flamingo & Koval, as well as Becoming Bobby Feeno, a Tidal/Uninterrupted documentary series about his transition to music. Arian shares the keys to successfully crossing over from sports, the feedback he’s gotten from established artists, and the reason he didn’t start putting out music while he was still playing in the NFL. Gil reveals how a teammate of his balanced basketball and DJing.

Tiger Woods recently defined greatness as prolonged superiority when asked about LeBron James, who’s heading back to the Eastern Conference Finals for the eighth straight season at age 33. Gil and Arian give their views on athletic greatness and whether it requires longevity. They also get into a passionate debate about Steph Curry when Gil refers to him as a “regular guy.” Plus, Gil names some great players who didn’t achieve as much as they could have because they lacked the will and heart, contrasting that with a fascinating story that illustrates Floyd Mayweather’s insane dedication to being the best boxer of all time.

Finally, in “Top 5,” after the Mets were penalized for screwing up their lineup cards and accidentally batting out of order, the panel breaks down The Top 5 Worst Blunders in Sports History. Gil’s inclusion is a head-scratcher but he makes up for it by sharing the behind-the-scenes story of one of his most painful losses.

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LifeAtComplex: Are We Rap Battling? Feat. UFC Tyron Woodley

In this episode UFC fighter Tyron Woodley stops by to chop it up with Tony. We discover why fans love to boo Woodley. We also dive into the rumors of Tyron Woodley training Floyd Mayweather in MMA. Later on Tony and Tyron both spit a freestyle, not to mention Tyron gives his predictions on who is going to win at UFC 223. 

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Is This Proof Conor McGregor Will Make a WrestleMania Appearance?

Conor McGregor has plenty of free time on his hands right now. With no UFC bout on the docket and a rematch with Floyd Mayweather still just a pipe dream, he has been waiting in the wind for the right opportunity to come along. Could that opportunity present itself at WrestleMania in early April?

The idea of McGregor taking his talents to the WWE isn’t exactly new. People have been speculating about the possibility of McGregor making the jump to the WWE for years now, even though he hasn’t exactly shown a lot of love to pro wrestlers. Just last week, John Cena said McGregor would put him—and a bunch of other wrestlers—out of work if he ever decided to wrestle full time.

 

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But it sounds like McGregor might finally be ready to take the plunge into the world of pro wrestling—if you believe the latest betting odds. The online gambling website Oddschecker just announced that they’re giving McGregor 7/4 odds of appearing at WrestleMania 34. For those unfamiliar with betting odds, that isn’t exactly a slam dunk, but it is an indication that a WrestleMania appearance for McGregor is far from out of the question.

It would make all the sense in the world for McGregor to surprise everyone at WrestleMania. As we mentioned, he doesn’t have a whole lot else going on at the moment. Ronda Rousey will also be featured prominently at the event this year, which means a UFC takeover could be on deck.

But whether McGregor pops up or not, this latest rumor proves that the McGregor-to-the-WWE chatter is going to persist. And it’s starting to feel like it’s only a matter of time before he shows up at a WWE event.

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LeBron to Warriors?!; Mayweather Fighting MMA?!; Can’t-Lose Super Bowl Bets | Out of Bounds

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, but not even the big game can eclipse the report that LeBron would seriously consider joining the Warriors as a free agent this summer if they clear max contract space for him. The #OutofBounds crew goes in on whether the “sources” are legit or this is just trolling for traffic. After that, the absurdity continues with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather hinting that he’ll fight MMA in 2018 to set up another bank-heist bout with Conor McGregor. With the Super Bowl fast approaching, the team tackles Chris Long’s hilarious tattoo bet on the game, as well as sure-fire game bets and funny (but completely real) prop bets that you can make on the game. Closing things out, Gil and the gang decide if it’s fair or foul that franchise player Blake Griffin found out that the Clippers had traded him to the Pistons on Twitter. Gil shares some memorable trade stories you do not want to miss.

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Floyd Mayweather Certainly Isn’t Defusing These MMA Rumors

Earlier this week, Floyd Mayweather posted a short clip of him climbing into an Octagon and dancing around in it for a few seconds, and we really weren’t sure what to make of it.

Mayweather appeared to be trolling everyone with the video. But a short time after he posted it on Twitter and Instagram, it elicited a strong response from Conor McGregor. The UFC champion responded by posting this on Twitter.

It seemed like things would end there, but Mayweather continued to tease the idea of him taking part in an MMA match on Wednesday night. He posted another clip of him standing in the middle of an Octagon and asked everyone what the odds were of him climbing into the Octagon for real for a fight.

 

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We should point out that, this time, it looked like Mayweather was doing it in an effort to fulfill some kind of endorsement deal. He was outfitted in a pair of trunks with an advertisement for the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power on them, and he specifically referenced the company in the clip.

“2018. Floyd 'Money' Mayweather. MMA. What are the odds, Paddy?” Mayweather asked. “What are the odds?”

There’s a chance Mayweather may have been doing this for more than just a paycheck. Later on Wednesday night, TMZ Sports caught up with Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza and asked him about the possibility of Mayweather actually agreeing to an MMA fight. He said he wouldn’t rule it out and even revealed he’s planning on speaking with Mayweather about it at the Super Bowl this weekend.

“It will be a topic of conversation,” Espinoza said. “There’s a chance [Mayweather could take part in an MMA fight]…Whatever he puts his mind to, he sort of wills into happening. He willed the McGregor fight into happening. So if he sets his mind to it, it’ll happen.”

Espinoza also speculated about how much money Mayweather would potentially want for an MMA matchup. “He’s not an eight-figure guy anymore,” Espinoza said. “He’s a nine-figure guy.”

We still wouldn’t bank on a Mayweather MMA fight ever taking place. But it seems that, if nothing else, Mayweather is going to continue to use the speculation surrounding the possibility of a fight to line his pockets and get as much attention as he can.

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Tom Brady Ends Weekly Radio Interview Early Over Remark Host Made About His Daughter

Tom Brady is going to take part in a lot of interviews this week in the days leading up to the Patriots’ Super Bowl LII matchup against the Eagles on Sunday. Some of his interactions with reporters will probably be tense, especially as New England inches closer to the big game. But it’s unlikely that any of them will be as tense as the Brady interview that took place on Boston radio station WEEI early Monday morning.

Brady appears on WEEI every week throughout the NFL season to talk about whatever is going on in his life at the time. This season, he has spoken about everything from his friendship with Floyd Mayweather to his thoughts on that wild Jimmy Garoppolo rumor during his WEEI appearances. But Brady was in no mood to talk on Monday morning after what one WEEI host said about his 5-year-old daughter Vivian during a show late last week.

WEEI host Alex Reimer was talking about Brady on the station’s Mut at Night show when he was asked about the Patriots quarterback’s new Tom vs. Time documentary series that debuted recently. Reimer responded by saying that one of the scenes in the show seemed “so staged.” And while that probably wouldn’t have ruffled many feathers, Reimer also made some disparaging comments about Brady’s daughter with his very next breath by referring to her as “an annoying little pissant.”

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Brady was asked about Reimer’s comments on WEEI's Kirk & Callahan on Monday, and obviously, they didn’t sit well with him. Brady was so unhappy with what Reimer said about his daughter that he addressed his remarks and then abruptly cut his latest WEEI appearance short.

“It was disappointing to hear that,” Brady said. “My daughter or any child certainly does not deserve that.”

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According to ESPN reporter Mike Reiss, Brady also suggested he is going to evaluate whether or not he will appear on WEEI again moving forward after what Reimer said.

WEEI reportedly suspended Reimer over the remark. But with Brady threatening to boycott the station, there are more than a few people calling for the station to can him.

Brady will no doubt be asked more about this situation throughout the course of the upcoming week.

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Meet Money Kicks, the Billionaire Teenager From Dubai That’s Taking Over Sneaker YouTube

There's only one thing that matters in life: Money, and Rashed Saif Al Belhasa has it by the bundles. The teenage YouTube sensation has made a name for himself by living an excessive lifestyle and documenting it online.

He has over a million followers on YouTube and Instagram, and he recently joined Sole Collector's Full Size Run to talk about it all.

He reveals that he's opening a sneaker store in Dubai with Fat Joe, what it's like to hang out with Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled, and everything sneakers.

Watch the episode above.

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Dana White Threatens to Sue Manny Pacquiao Over Alleged Conor McGregor Negotiations

Manny Pacquiao’s heralded accomplishments in the ring have him listed as one of the 25 best pound-for-pound boxers of all time in some circles. But his negotiating tactics are not as up to par, and they may land him in some hot water with UFC President Dana White.

When Pacquiao was asked about securing a multimillion-dollar bag similar to the one Floyd Mayweather hauled in for his August fight with Conor McGregor, Pacquiao apparently ruffled some feathers.

“If we can negotiate it, I have no problem,” Pacquiao told AFP wire service. “It is OK with both of us.”

“Pac-Man” then said he reached out to McGregor’s camp directly but they “have not yet had any follow-up conversations.”

According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Pacquiao directly negotiating with McGregor would theoretically pose a problem with White, who has been blunt when addressing the matter of McGregor’s UFC contract.

“That would be weird, because he's under contract with us,” White reportedly said, when told of McGregor directly negotiating with Pacquiao. “If that’s true, I’ll be suing Manny Pacquiao and whoever’s representing him.”

That’s a big “if” surrounded by a lot of tough talk. The business of negotiating a fight can be both tedious and complicated. Negotiating the Mayweather-McGregor bout took all kinds of involvement from White, Mayweather, Mayweather’s manager Al Haymon and longtime business partner Leonard Ellerbe, Showtime sports general manager Stephen Espinoza, and Ice Cube. It turns out Cube already had T-Mobile Arena booked for a Big3 event the weekend the fight was scheduled and wanted to be properly compensated for giving up his arena date.

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Floyd Mayweather Accuses Ex-Girlfriend of Stealing Money From Him in New Lawsuit

According to TMZ, a lawsuit Floyd Mayweather just filed against his former girlfriend Shantel Jackson sees the undefeated boxer alleging that Jackson funded several personal shopping sprees for herself by gaining unauthorized access to his credit card accounts, in addition to taking cash that was scattered around his house. He also says that, in an effort to keep her spending a secret, she had several items that she purchased shipped to a secret location.

In a bizarre twist, Mayweather's suit says that Jackson praised him in public whenever he got crappy press for the sole purpose of gaining his trust. “As a result of that confidence, Mayweather, whose education ended at eighth grade, did not audit or otherwise inspect either his cash or his credit card statements for theft by Jackson,” it reads, though the boxer's reps later clarified that he actually left school four years later, in the 12th grade.

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Finally the claim says that Mayweather only learned of the alleged deceit when one of their mutual friends informed him that Jackson was bragging about it. Though there no specific dollar amount is available, Mayweather is suing her for theft. He says he wants “triple damages.” As if that wasn't complicated enough, she's also suing him for a number of things, including invasion of privacy, defamation, and domestic violence, the last of which is expected to get a trial date in the very near future.

Jackson first sued Mayweather back in 2014, where she alleged that he choked her during an argument, accused her publicly of aborting their twins, and pointed a gun at her head. The couple had a romantic relationship that lasted for eight years, and they lived together from 2008-2013.

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Ray Allen Catfished; Tony Parker’s Not A Great Player | Out Of Bounds

On today’s episode of #OutofBounds, things get heated when Gilbert says Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard don’t make a difference for the Spurs. The team considers getting in the ring with Floyd Mayweather. Gilbert Arenas has some words for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and he has the scoop on why Derrick Rose needs to stay in the league to get the bag from Adidas. Take notes!

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