Boxer Floyd Mayweather and rapper 50 Cent were once pretty close, and maybe they still are, but a recent challenge by the rapper hasn't gone over too well with Mayweather. Instead of taking the ALS ice bucket challenge, 50 Cent said he'd donate $750,000 if Mayweather proved he was literate. As documented in this story, Mayweather had a biting response on Twitter and a more thoughtful one when interviewed by Yahoo Sports boxing expert Kevin Iole.
"I was thinking of something, you know, when you asked me about 50 Cent. If you want to donate money, donate money to the Mike Brown family," Mayweather said. "I shouldn't stop you. Our company, me and Leonard [Ellerbee], we have been donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to different organizations for years without any media, without getting credit. … The best thing for 50 Cent to do, and there are no hard feelings, is to give that $750,000 to Mike Brown's family."
"Money May" clearly has a counter for everything from actual punches to online bouts.
These Twitter contests between NBA teams during the league's summer doldrums are pretty great. First, they challenged each other by coming up with NBA versions of famous movies. Now, they're stepping up their collective game and moving on to children's books. Tough to beat "The Very Hungry Kanterpillar."
And to end our Dash on a heartwarming note, we bring you the awesome photo a Nebraska football fan took of Jack Gangwish dropping a fist bump through the glass to a young fan before running on to the field in Lincoln last season. Gangwish received the photo this week, and it's easy to see why it's been so popular.
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