Saturday, January 30, 2016

Floyd Mayweather supports Isaiah Thomas, Takes in Celtics-Magic at TD Garden

After Isaiah Thomas was named to the 2016 Eastern All-Star team on Thursday, a close friend came to Boston to watch the Celtics take on the Magic at TD Garden.

That close friend happens to be arguably the greatest pound-for-pound fighter, former welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather.

The undefeated, 49-0, retired boxer and Thomas have been friends for years. Mayweather showed his support on Friday night and spoke to a few reporters before leaving the Garden.
"I'm the first one --- I believed in him a long time ago," Mayweather said. "If you go back and look at it, we've got footage from years ago, me and him hanging out. Very cool." (
Thomas made an apperance on Showtime's Mayweather vs Berto series last summer, where him and Mayweather are shown playing in a full court pick up game. Prior to Thomas' appearance on the Showtime special not a lot of people knew what is now, a very publicized friendship.

Weeks before the all-stars were announced, Mayweather encouraged his followers on Twitter to vote for Thomas to start in this year's All-Star game. His encouragement didn't quite do the trick but instead Thomas was voted in as a reserve by NBA coaches.
"He deserves it," Mayweather told CSNNE's Chris Mannix. "He put in the hard work. Right now, he's one of the best players out there." ( 

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