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In the Loop: Shaq issues TikTok challenge, Nate Schmidt gives his best Bryce Harper impression

In the Loop: Shaq issues TikTok challenge, Nate Schmidt gives his best Bryce Harper impression

NBC Sports Washington is keeping you In the Loop with the top viral moments going on in the sports world this Sunday.  

First up, TikTok has been the most popular thing keeping people busy during their time at home and Shaquille O’Neal got in on the action. O’Neal and his two sons, Shareef and Shaqir, had some fun on TikTok challenging LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and others to TikTok dances.  

 

Next up, we’re all trying to stay fit during this time at home using whatever we have as weights. Now the average person is probably using soup cans if that’s all they have lying around the house, but five-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champ James Harrison took it next level by using his replica Lombardi trophies as weights. This is amazing! 

 

Finally, Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt, a fan favorite from his days with the Capitals, decided to take batting practice in honor of what would have been Opening Day for the MLB. He decided to channel his inner Bryce Harper, a Vegas native himself. What do think of the swing?  

 

Wizards participate in voluntary workouts, Brooks Koepka has competition

Wizards participate in voluntary workouts, Brooks Koepka has competition

First up in our look around the sports world, while following guidelines set by the NBA the Washington Wizards are back at the MedStar Performance Center participating in voluntary workouts, gearing up for the restart of the NBA season.

Next up, just when you thought you were going to hit a walk-off homer against your family, your big brother absolutely robs you from the moment! That’s exactly what happened to this little sister, she was so close!

Finally, meet 5-year-old Preston, in a pair of Jordan 5s he drove this golf ball into next week! Brooks Koepka took notice and liked the post on Instagram but he better watch out, Preston's coming for his job.

Former boxing champ Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd's funeral

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Former boxing champ Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd's funeral

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer.

Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. He will handle costs for the funeral on June 9 in Floyd’s hometown of Houston, as well as other expenses.

Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe. His death sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the country, some of which became violent.

TMZ originally reported Mayweather’s offer, and said he will also pay for services in Minnesota and North Carolina.

“He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, he is definitely paying for the funeral,” Ellerbe told ESPN.com on Monday.

Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas, has not met the Floyd family.

Mayweather, who retired undefeated after 50 fights, winning five division titles, also paid for the funeral of an opponent. Mayweather won his first world championship when he stopped Genaro Hernandez for the WBC super featherweight title in 1998. Hernandez died 13 years later of cancer, and Mayweather handled funeral expenses.

Mayweather is considered one of the best boxers of his generation. Among the champion boxers he defeated before retiring in 2017, are Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, Oscar de la Hoya and Miguel Cotto.