Jimmy Butler says he likes watching all types of sports as part of his routine. Heat star watches Alexander Zverev, Carlos Alcaraz, and Serena Williams and enjoys Neymar Jr.'s highlight reels.

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Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler invited his friend and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr. to watch the NBA Finals in Miami.

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy  Butler
Jimmy  Butler
MIN: 34.8
PTS: 24.12 (63.62%)
REB: 6.05
As: 5.41
ST: 1.88
BL: 0.4
TO: 1.7
GM: 83

"He better be there. Ney, I know you are looking somewhere, you better be there," Butler addressed the soccer superstar. "That's my guy. Part of my routine on game days and off days, I watch all types of sports of people who inspired me to be great. He is one of them. I have probably seen each of his highlight videos way too many times."

Butler went on to mention other athletes from the world of sports.

"Sascha [Alexander Zverev] tennis, Carlito [Carlos Alcaraz] tennis, Serena [Williams], everybody. I love greatness in any way that you view it. Obviously, he [Neymar] is a close friend of mine so I pay attention to him a lot. With him in my corner, I think I will be okay."

Butler received The Larry Bird Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals after the Heat beat the Boston Celtics, advancing to the NBA Finals.

Throughout the seven games series against the Celtics, Butler averaged 24.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 2.6 steals.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals will take place on Thursday, June 1, at 8:30 p.m. in Denver. You can find the full schedule here.

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