From Agony to Delight: How Jimmy Butler Fulfilled a Young Fan’s Dream

From Agony to Delight: How Jimmy Butler Fulfilled a Young Fan’s Dream

  • Jimmy Butler fulfilled the dream of a young fan who flew all the way from Argentina to watch him play
  • The fan expected to watch Butler play for the Miami Heat against the Boston Celtics but was ruled out because of injury.
  • However, after the video of him holding a sign in the stands went viral, the Heat reached out and made his day
  • Butler eventually gave the fan VIP treatment

What started as a heartbreaking day ended in pure bliss for a young who travelled all the way from Argentina to meet Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler.

After travelling for thousands of miles just to see his favorite player, the young fans named Felipe was dealt a crushing blow as Butler was ruled out before the game because of a back injury.

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Jimmy Butler gave the young fan a memory of a lifetime. Photos by Miami Heat.
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Butler's absence sparked conversations on social media about star players suddenly missing games because of load management. Fans who paid for tickets and Felipe, who travel thousands of miles to see their favorite players get disappointed when they suddenly learn the same players will not play.

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A few days ago, for instance, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Wiggins all missed Golden State Warriors' clash against Cleveland Cavaliers eliciting extensive arguments about load management.

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Butler fulfils dream of young fan

The young fan from Argentina held a sign that read, “Dear Jimmy, we flew over 4,405 miles to see you play. Can we get a photo or a big face coffee?”

He was hoping to see Butler play for the Heat against the Boston Celtics. Although the Heat won the game, his night turned out to be an unfulfilling one, as he never got to see Butler.

However, the Heat came through for the fan. The three-time NBA champions invited the fan courtside, and he was able to meet some players. He also received a ball and a Butler jersey. He also took a courtside picture with Gabe Vincent, per SI. Butler said he was devastated.

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"Honestly, I was devastated. I don't want to miss games. I'm glad I did get to meet him, talk to him about it. He's a huge basketball fan. He plays basketball himself. He actually does everything. He skateboards, he surfs. He's an incredible kid so I'm glad we could get to spend some together."

Fans reaction to Butler's gesture


"Was wondering if they met him last night but great to know they met him today." so wonderful.


"That’s the best they can do to keep their franchise player likeable."


"Class act right there."


"Saw this last night & knew Jimmy would come through for this kid." ❤️


"How can you hate Jimmy bro."

Steph Curry prompts 'night night' celebration

Sports Brief earlier reported on young Warriors fans doing the now-famous Stephen Curry 'night night' celebration

Curry recently hit a ridiculous three-pointer in the fourth quarter against the Toronto Raptors. Chase Center erupted and kids could be seen doing the celebration as the crowd went wild.

The camera then panned to the crowd, which was going wild. It spotted two young fans doing the popular celebration.

Source: Sports Brief News