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Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather have awkward handshake at Lakers game

By Alex Butler
Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather have awkward handshake at Lakers game
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0) beat Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2) in a mega-bout on May 2, 2015. He has since beat Andre Berto and UFC star Conor McGregor, but hasn't fought since beating "The Notorious" on Aug. 26, 2017. File photo by James Atoa/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have had better days exchanging fists than the attempted handshake they shared at a Los Angeles Lakers game.

Pacquiao spotted his boxing rival during the Lakers' 130-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Pacquiao had someone film the interaction as he walked up from behind Mayweather's floor seats.

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He first tapped "Money" on the shoulder before putting out his open hand. Mayweather looked as though he wanted to fist bump Pacquiao, but the two had a miscommunication when their hands met.

Mayweather finished off the exchange by smirking at his counterpart.

Pacquiao's Instagram post of the sequence had nearly 2 million views as of Tuesday afternoon.

Mayweather (50-0) met Pacquiao (61-7-2) in a mega-bout on May 2, 2015. He has since beat Andre Berto and UFC star Conor McGregor, but hasn't fought since beating "The Notorious" on Aug. 26, 2017.

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Pacquiao is 4-1 since losing to Mayweather. He beat Adrien Broner on January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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