Oscar De La Hoya open in working with Floyd Mayweather Jr. to have NBA team in Las Vegas: ‘We can join up and become a powerhouse there’

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The vision of Floyd Mayweather Jr. to finally bring an NBA team to Las Vegas might eventually come to reality with the help of his former arch nemesis.

Former American-Mexican boxing superstar and current promoter Oscar De La Hoya expressed his openness to ink a pact and partnership with Mayweather Jr. to land hoops in Vegas. 

In an interview with FightHype.com, De La Hoya detailed his intentions of uniting with his fellow boxing legend and hand the Entertainment Capital of the World its very own basketball club. 

“Maybe there’s something for us to do in Vegas together, some kind of business,” De La Hoya said. “I hear that the NBA may possibly go into town, and so maybe we can join up and become a powerhouse there and help bring the team to the home that we built. We built Las Vegas – literally.”

Way back in mid-June, Mayweather revealed the plans of his team of potentially owning an NBA team in the future, noting that they are “working behind the scenes” with the association. But he didn’t disclose the cities that might stage their given desire. 

Together with Seattle, Las Vegas has been a frequent part of the league’s expansion rumors. Nevertheless, Commissioner Adam Silver turned these down earlier, citing that the NBA remains uninterested yet to add few other clubs. 

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