If the reports are true, this has to be one of the, if not the, biggest sports bets by one individual of all time. It doubles his previous largest bet in which he placed $2.9 million on Michigan to beat Alabama in September of 2012. Michigan got smashed by Bama, 41-14.
Even though this bet seems outrageous, take a look at this quote from a local Miami CBS news website:
"Mayweather betting $5.9 million on a basketball game is akin to the normal person dropping a few hundred bucks. Mayweather is one of the highest paid athletes in the world and could make upwards of $100 million this year."
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