A young Miami Heat fan from Argentina flew more than 4,000 miles to Florida to see Jimmy Butler play Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics. I was late before the game.
Cameras captured fans’ reaction to the news that went viral on social media. Some accused the league of allowing players to rest and wasting fan money, while others called on the Heat to help children.
A fan showed me Butler’s autograph, which read:
“Dear Jimmy: We flew over 4405 miles to see you play. Can I get a photo or a big face coffee? ;)”
It was a shame fans didn’t get to see Jimmy Butler play, but the Miami Heat made it in the end. The Heat invited fans courtside and he was able to meet some of the players. He also received a ball and Butler his jersey from the team.
Jamal Crawford revealed on the NBA TNT pregame show that Butler is already reaching out to fans and his family. Crawford added that the Heat’s star is sick and has yet to give back to the boy who made the effort to see him play live.
“I spoke with Jimmy Butler,” Crawford said. “Obviously he was really sick and couldn’t play. He was watching the game on TNT and he saw the kid and he felt really sick. increase. .”
Miami Heat Beat Boston Celtics Without Jimmy Butler
Miami Heat is boston celtics at the Miami-Dade Arena on Tuesday night. Playing without Jimmy Butler, the Heat won 98–95 against the best team in the league.
Bam Adebayo led Miami with 30 points and 15 rebounds, while Max Strath had 13 points and 7 rebounds. Heywood Highsmith added 15 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. In a physical game, the Heat’s defense penetrated at the end.
Meanwhile, the Celtics were also short-handed and without Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Al Horford. Jason Tatum Derrick White had 23 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists.
Robert Williams added 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Peyton Pritchard and Grant Williams scored 10 points each. The Celtics and Heat met in the Eastern Conference Finals last year, and they could face each other again in the postseason this year.