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Watch Floyd Mayweather get booed at the Warriors-Grizzlies game

Floyd Mayweather didn't get the greatest reaction last night in Oakland.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

At last night's game five of the NBA Western Conference semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies at Oakland's Oracle Arena, pound-for-pound king and noted basketball enthusiast Floyd Mayweather was in attendance. He was shown on the big screen. He was booed.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO) has probably reached the absolute height of his celebrity at this point, and not for the greatest reasons. His decisive but dull 12-round win over Manny Pacquiao on May 2 was bought by a record 4.4 million homes at $100 a pop on pay-per-view, and all financial records were broken by the fight (live gate, PPV buys, PPV revenue, all blown out of the water), but Mayweather's controlled and cautious performance, though an exemplary boxing effort, wasn't exactly something that casual fans, making up the vast majority of the audience for that fight, could find exciting.

Anyway, Mayweather didn't much care about getting booed, at least on the surface. He stood up and clapped and smiled through it.

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