Despite how insanely rich Floyd Mayweather Jr. is, some things are above him, and one of those things is owning an NBA team.
The legendary boxer has always wanted to own an NBA team, first expressing his desire in 2014, when the Los Angeles Clippers went up for sale.
The Clippers eventually went to former Microsoft exec Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, but Mayweather is still optimistic of landing his own deal soon.
He recently met the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, and the topic seems to have come up again.
He shared a picture of himself with the legendary point-guard with the caption: “It’s about time for me to buy an NBA team, if you’re ready to sell your NBA team, please get in touch with me.”
Financially, Mayweather’s $340 billion may not be enough to purchase an NBA team. 20 of the NBA’s 30 teams are owned by billionaires, and the cheapest NBA team currently are the New Orleans Pelicans, who are valued at $650 million.
The average NBA team is worth $1.25billion. Check out this list of each team’s worth. pic.twitter.com/ifSJX1eSJk
— Mo Mooncey (@TheHoopGenius) March 7, 2016
The only way he can overcome this obstacle is if he chooses to partner with a richer group and they become joint owners.
Mayweather is expected to come out of retirement to take on UFC fighter Conor McGregor in a fight that could earn him $100 million, and that would certainly help his cause.