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.

 

Come at the king, you best not miss…

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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.”

You can listen here.

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.”

You can listen here.

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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André 3000: ‘When I Pass Away, People Will Find Hours and Hours of Files’

André 3000 interviews are few and far between, so whenever the celebrated rapper steps into the limelight for a convo on his latest happenings, it always feels like an event of sorts. His new Q&A with GQ Style is no different.

André sat down with the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Will Welch, for a lengthy talk about where he’s at musically, what he has in the vault, and why his longtime Outkast partner Big Boi is a better rapper than him.

The discussion also touched on a pretty entertaining topic: André, inspired by buying a bootleg Anita Baker shirt, wants to spearhead her official merch line.

On a more personal note, the ATLien revealed the one regret he would have if he died today. “Here’s the only thing that I would regret: Man, you know, there is still that album that you wanted to do.”

André previously told Complex he would be at peace if Outkast never dropped another album, and also compared rap to boxing. Here, he used Floyd Mayweather’s career as an analogy for his own.

Check out some choice excerpts below, and head over to GQ Style (the Holiday issue is available on newsstands now) where André also talks about his parents (both have passed) and his partnership with Tretorn.

On being at the end of his music career

It’s Mayweather. He knows. He’s like, yeah, I can fight maybe three more of ’em. But I’m slowing down, and I see these young kids coming up and I was them. And at a certain point, no matter how Mayweather you are, I think it’s classy to be like, you know what? [brushes off hands].

I think I have, like, maybe two more Mayweather fights… Or maybe one.

On what he’s got in his music vault

When I pass away, people will find hours and hours of files…hard drives and shit. It’s hard drives of me just in the house alone playing horrible guitar. Me playing piano. Me playing a little sax. I was trying to find out: What can I be excited about? Because I never was, to me, a great producer or a great writer or a great rapper. I always felt that I was less than everybody else, so I fought harder.

On why he believes Big Boi is the better rapper

When you watch early Outkast videos, Big Boi’s the leader. He always had the confidence, where I was kind of like the shy one. Big Boi can rap better than me—I always said that. If somebody said, “Pick who you want from Outkast to go to battle with you,” it wouldn’t be me. ’Cause like, what I’ma do? Say some mind shit? You can’t have thoughts in a battle—nobody gives a shit about that.

On feeling out of the loop with the current sound of rap

I hate going to the studio. So what’s got me going once again is me being excited about other artists. I’ve been working on producing a few artists. A couple projects. But here’s the crazy thing: I don’t have the pulse anymore. Rhythms change every generation. The intensity and the drums change. And I’m not on the pulse. I can’t pretend. It’s kinda like watching your uncle dance. So the only thing I can do is this kind of novelty, off thing for them.

For me, hip-hop is about freshness. You can always hop, but you won’t always be hip.

On his plans to start an Anita Baker T-shirt line

I’m an artist, and I’m buying bootleg shirts of another artist, so I felt bad. So I was like, maybe, so my conscience feels good, let me try to find an address for Anita and send her a little check. And it’ll be a joke, like, “Anita, I just bought these shirts, I feel bad about it, here’s $50.” Then I started thinking, wouldn’t it be great to design a line of Anita Baker tees and present the line to Anita? Maybe she needs some merch.

If she says no, hey, it’s fine. It was just an idea. There’s no way to lose here.

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50 Cent Reveals How Floyd Mayweather Really Felt About Conor McGregor

After years of not being allowed into the Hot 97 studios (which stem from a shooting outside of the station in New York City back during the G-Unit vs. the Game days), 50 Cent made his return to Hot 97 to talk about a number of topics with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez.

One of the biggest revelations occurs towards the end of the interview (38:47), when Ebro asks if 50 spoke with Floyd Mayweather after the Conor McGregor fight. 50 says they Facetime'd a few days ago, and says that Floyd wasn't really feeling Conor. “He really didn't like him,” 50 said. “All that, he's getting away with touching his head? That's not Floyd, he ain't like that.” 50 also said that when he heard Floyd tried to bet $3 million on himself, he made sure he got his bet in (although he won't reveal what he made).

50 also spoke on Cardi B hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (at the 19:32 mark). “What Cardi does is so amazing for our culture; it means that there's no rules.” He calls Love & Hip-Hop the “graveyard,” and says that now the visibility of the show will mean that Cardi won't be the only success story.

Now 50 Cent was actually there to promote 50 Central, which is his upcoming variety show on BET. “There's a lot of cool sketch comedy,” he reveals, but does say that you might not see much Trump talk. Not because he's shook, but because he doesn't want to do stuff that a Saturday Night Live has already made their mark with. 50 does have an interesting take on Trump's presidency, though (around 34:36): “his presidency is an accident.” He takes it further, revealing his theory that Trump was “doing that to build his profile for a bigger deal on television,” which is something a number of people theorized during the debate season.

50 also speaks on Power being the No. 2 show on cable television behind Game of Thrones, goes back and forth on WHY Ebro can't blame him for the state of New York hip-hop, his views on 4:44, and much, much more. Check out the full interview up above.

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#LifeAtComplex: Heavyweight Champ Deontay Wilder Has Floyd Mayweather’s Boxing Record in His Crosshairs

#LifeAtComplex is a daily vlog that offers an inside look at Complex. Watch as Tony Mui takes viewers behind-the-scenes in the office—you never know who or what will pop up.

On today's episode, Tony takes full advantage of Google Assistant to plan out his busy day, and also unveils his customized Nike jersey. Later, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder stops by the office and talks about wanting to beat Floyd Mayweather's record of 50-0. You can catch Wilder's Nov. 4 boxing match with Luis Ortiz at Barclays Center on Showtime Boxing.

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