Tyson has heart-to-heart with UNLV Rebels

March 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM
| License Photo

LAS VEGAS, March 7 (UPI) -- Boxing legend Mike Tyson choked up a bit as he gave advice to Nevada-Las Vegas basketball players during an impromptu visit, team members said.

Tyson made a surprise visit Tuesday to a Rebels basketball practice, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

The boxing champion, who is preparing for a one-man show next month at the MGM Grand, addressed the players during a break.

"He came in and dropped some knowledge on us," sophomore forward Mike Moser said. "He got emotional thinking about not understanding how you couldn't want to be a champion."

"Guys come in and really don't put in the work but say they want something," Moser said. "I took that away, just always remembering that you've got to work hard for the goals ahead."

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Mike Tyson
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall