Jimmy Butler delivers on his promise to attend Wimbledon to see Carlos Alcaraz live
Carlos Alcaraz keeps his steady pace towards the 2023 Wimbledon final, he made it to semifinals on Wednesday after easily defeating Holger Rune (7-6, 6-4, 6-4). Before this game even started, none other than NBA superstar Jimmy Butler teased he would attend Wimbledon to watch Alcaraz. He not only thoroughly enjoyed that victory but he also spent time with fans as he entered and left the premises. You see, Jimmy Butler is just as aware as everybody else that Carlos Alcaraz is a special kind of talent. Missing games from one of his most memorable performances to date would be a grave mistake for those who have the ability to attend Wimbledon. Magic is currently running through Carlos Alcaraz’s veins and his tennis racket as an extension.
Speaking to MARCA about their friendship, Carlos Alcaraz previously said: “He was visiting Buenos Aires on vacation and said he wanted to watch my final. He’s a tennis nut and good friends with Zverev, Emma Raducanu, and Coco Gauff. follows tennis. I was really surprised that Jimmy wanted to come see one of my games, I was in shock. We picked up a good friendship from there. He came to see many of my games in Miami, I also went to watch him play and I loved it. We still keep in touch and I keep track of him.”
Jimmy Butler is also a sports-savvy guy, a trend and a jet-setter who fancies the most exciting sports in the world. Given how unique his competitive spirit has shown to be in the past, it’s no coincidence he also feels attracted by talent from other sports. In case you didn’t know, Jiimmy Butler is also a massive soccer fan who never misses the chance to spend some time with his favorite footballers. He’s seen spending time with the likes of Neymar, Ronaldinho, and Kylian Mbappe. Now that Lionel Messi is also coming to Miami, we can already picture Jimmy Butler getting his VIP pass to watch him debut for Inter Miami. Watching Jimmy Butler enjoy other sports is a great sign that he has good taste.
Will Jimmy Butler play alongside Damian Lillard in Miami?
In what we already know as one of the summer’s biggest trade deadline stories, Damian Lillard spoke to the Portland Trail Blazers leadership to let them know he wants to be traded. But that’s not all, Shams Charania reported Dame only wants to be traded to the Miami Heat and no other NBA team. This determination to play there can only be indicative of Jimmy Butler possibly inspiring Damian Lillard to reinforce the teamin order to finally win a ring next season. It is still unclear if Jimmy Butler had anything to do directly with Damian Lillard’s decision. But then again, would you be surprised if he did?