Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Floyd Mayweather Stealing The Team's Talent?

By Brian Ethridge, Posted: 10/05/12 03:07PM EDT

You are probably wondering what Floyd Mayweather has to do with the Los Angeles Lakers. When we first heard of the rumor, we were a little stumped as well. However, we could not make this stuff of even if we tried.

According to Larry Brown Sports, Lakers star Metta World Peace wants to sign with Floyd Mayweather's promotional company in-order to begin his career as a professional boxer.

"I know Floyd ... Money Team. I actually might sign to Floyd Mayweather's promotion (company)," World Peace said. "I was talking to Lou DiBella, I was talking to Floyd. I briefly spoke to Bob Arum. I think I'm going to go sign with Floyd Mayweather."

"I would need at least a year (to train). I'm not going to do it now, but I can't wait til an opportunity comes so I can get a chance in the ring."

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As much as Metta World Peace loves throwing elbows, we are a little bit surprised that he chose to become a boxer instead of an MMA fighter. Regardless, if he is actually serious about becoming a boxer, fans of the os Angeles Lakers should be concerned about Metta World Peace's focus for the upcoming NBA season. While all of the focus is on Kobe Bryan, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, Metta World Peace also plays a huge role in the success of the team. Without him, they would have a very hard time living up to the hype.

As for Floyd Mayweather, he has already ruined the sport of boxing by refusing to fight Manny Pacquiao. Therefore, it should not surprise anyone that he is also to ruin the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.

More than likely though, Metta World Peace was on drugs when he flirted with the idea of becoming a boxer. We doubt it ever actually happens.

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