The audience doubled in size and the conversation became more interactive with attendees brimming from excitement for the 5x NBA champion and bursting with questions. Fresh, the reigning boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, showed up in true TMT fashion – larger than life and full of charisma. Doug E. He touched on Mayweather as a family man, which Floyd admits “Family is first! I got to where Im at because of my father… In addition, AT&T is the official sponsor of the BETX mobile app, which featured a BET Experience map, customizable schedules, artist & event information and much more!
BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. Fresh set the tone with personal anecdotes and past experiences he’s had with the boxer, making it clear that he wants fans to see the other side of Mayweather and understand the man. LIVE, have teamed up once again to create the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. The questions had a personal touch and dug deeper into the mentality for success and personal choices that affect both Floyd Mayweather and Kobe Bryant as athletes, brands, fathers, and black men.
Mayweather admits he is different from other athletes and didnt get into boxing for the money but wanted to be the smartest businessman in the industry. Live for the 2015 BET Experience for three days of free concerts, seminars, celebrity basketball games and Genius Talks. The energy was infectious as Kobe kept his cool demeanor throughout the discussion. The casual setting and intimate dialogue promoted a honest discussion and allowed the moderators to get away from the typical Q&A of most journalists and sports pundits. LIVE.
The Genius Talks series was a great way for fans to see living legends and get the insider scoop straight from the celebrities mouth. AT&T provided the LA Black Hollywood Examiner with full access to Genius Talks and some of the BET Experience festivities for exclusive coverage of the speaker series. This is business and thats what it is about.”
Tens of thousands of music, sports and fashion fans descended on DTLA at L.A. The weekend will be capped off with the BET Awards on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Nokia Theatre L.A. This year, two world-renowned athletes were featured, captivating the audience with candid conversation and a rawness that’s seldom scene from Kobe Bryant and Floyd Mayweather. Family makes me want to work harder because I came up rough and I dont believe in settling for less.” He credits his journey through a hard road, being smart and making calculated moves the key to his success both as a boxer and businessman. However, when fans challenged him on the topic of retirement Mayweather exclaimed, “I’m motivated to win by honoring my contract Sept 12th is the last fight.” When asked why stop at 49 fights? he states “I gotta do things my way I had a game plan from day one on having a personality, building my empire, and to be flashy & flamboyant. He was joined by ESPN’s His & Hers host Jemele Hill for the Kobe Unplugged session. At one point in the conversation, Jemele Hill asks “what’s the worst thing you ever said to a teammate?” Kobe was taken aback and even had to chuckle, his response “the fact that I’m thinking about the worse thing I said, means that I haven’t really said that many OR I’ve said too many and I’m just scrolling through them like an iPod shuffle.” He did however admit that he has made a teammate cry, not intentionally of course but explained “you know how you think one thing in your head, like I’m going to say this BUT you sound like this. The audience agreed with applause and praise when he disclosed that Las Vegas hotels generated over $1B from his May 2nd boxing match. My ultimate goal is to get to the pinnacle which was the Pacquiao fight. This three-day festival will be filled with music and comedy concerts taking place at Club Nokia and STAPLES Center; 106 & PARK; FREE BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center including seminars, celebrity basketball games, celebrity meet & greets; and other special appearances. Presented and sponsored by AT&T, the Genius Talks series consisted of five panels of celebrities taking part in intimate discussions of their success, personal challenges and hot topics revolving around their celebrity status.
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Moderated by Doug E. That is NOT how I envisioned that coming out.”. He spoke on his reputation of being arrogant and hard to work with, which he chops it up to teammates that look for the easy route and don’t have the same level of dedication as him. The Lounge gave BETX attendees the opportunity to “make moves” and interact through live checks-ins from BET’s 106 & Park, Q&A sessions with social influencers, AT&T products & services, and prize giveaways.
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The temperature of the room changed once Kobe Bryant hit the stage to close out the Genius Talks series. LIVE (BETX), June 25 – 28, 2015 presented by Coca-Cola. BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, and AEG, one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and developer/ operator of L.A