Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat has been open about his bond with PSG star Neymar and had been urging the Brazilian superstar to attend the NBA Finals. Through the NBA, the two finally teamed up to grant Butler’s desire ahead of Game 3 against the Denver Nuggets.
Soccer stars Neymar and Paul Pogba attended the Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat NBA Final Game 3 to support Jimmy Butler.
Jimmy Butler is keeping it lighthearted as he always does, making fun of the fact that Neymar will be in the building and that he will be warming up like a soccer player. Neymar’s own Instagram account featured a photo of the two having fun in Miami with the caption “My Guy.”
Recently, after the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics on Monday night to secure a position in the NBA Finals, Neymar praised Butler on his achievement. The Heat’s historic run has been pretty remarkable, as the No. 8 seed only just managed to advance to the 2023 NBA Playoffs after battling their way out of the 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament.
The Heat had a 3-0 series lead before the Celtics were able to force a Game 7 by defeating the Heat in three straight games. The Celtics had a chance to make NBA history by winning the series on their own court, but the Heat did it instead, winning 103-84.
Post this, Neymar Jr. tweeted a message of support for his friend saying, “MVP … Congratulations brother Jimmy Butler … 4 left”
Since 2016, Jimmy Butler and Neymar have developed a close bond and frequently hang together over the offseason. Additionally, the two have shared numerous images and videos together, both in casual settings and while training. Jimmy Butler also allegedly developed a passion for football as a result of watching Neymar play.
Butler met star footballer Paul Pogba’s mother while traveling in Africa, and she got him in touch with her son. Butler and Pogba have also become friends now, and the Miami Heat star has gone to watch Manchester United play.