Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has said he will pay for the funeral services for George Floyd in Minnesota, Houston and Charlotte, according to an interview with Hollywood Unlocked. 

In the interview, Mayweather said his friend Anzel Jennings, who also serves as the CEO of Mayweather's music label, knew Floyd from Houston and that the two grew up together.

According to TMZ, the family has accepted Mayweather's offer and will hold a fourth ceremony in another location as well. 

Floyd was born in Charlotte but was raised in Houston before spending years of his life in Minneapolis, where he died after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes and killed him.

Dozens of athletes and musicians joined protests this weekend to honor Floyd, marching and donating with thousands of others shattered by his tragic death. 

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson has been outspoken about the pain caused by Floyd's killing, telling multiple news outlets that he knew him personally and called him his "twin." 

Karl Anthony Towns, Josh Okogie, Jaylen Brown, Tobias Harris and other NBA stars participated in protests in cities across the country. Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young held a protest in Atlanta on Monday afternoon, and others have come out in their own respective cities to honor Floyd.

Even the generally reticent Michael Jordan released a statement on Floyd's death.

"I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry. I see and feel everyone's pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough," Jordan said.

"I don't have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others. We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality. We need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability. Our unified voice needs to put pressure on our leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systemic change," he added.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich also came out with a fiery statement on Floyd's death, telling The Nation on Monday that "we all see this police violence and racism, and we’ve seen it all before, but nothing changes."

"That’s why these protests have been so explosive. But without leadership and an understanding of what the problem is, there will never be change. And white Americans have avoided reckoning with this problem forever, because it’s been our privilege to be able to avoid it. That also has to change,” Popovich said.

The legendary coach also had some tough criticism of President Donald Trump's reaction to Floyd's death and the protests. 

“It’s unbelievable. If Trump had a brain, even if it was 99 percent cynical, he would come out and say something to unify people. But he doesn’t care about bringing people together. Even now. That’s how deranged he is. It’s all about him. It’s all about what benefits him personally. It’s never about the greater good. And that’s all he’s ever been," Popovich said.

"It’s so clear what needs to be done. We need a president to come out and say simply that ‘Black lives matter.’ Just say those three words. But he won’t and he can’t. He can’t because it’s more important to him to mollify the small group of followers who validate his insanity. But it’s more than just Trump. The system has to change," he added.