Jimmy Butler reveals conversation with Neymar and desire to play for Santos

Friend of the star of the Brazilian national team, Butler said he was also upset by the elimination of Brazil in the World Cup
Josué Seixas
2022-12-21 11:22:35

Jimmy Butler supported Brazil in the World Cup. In an interview with the NBA Brasil channel, the Miami Heat star said he was very sad about the elimination of the National Team and revealed that he had a conversation with Neymar after the defeat against Croatia.

“I spoke to him, yes. I was heartbroken, as was he, because I wanted Brazil to win. Football is my favorite sport. Brazil, I love you very much. We’re going to get the sixth star in four years. Don’t worry, we’ll make it,” he said.

Butler reaffirmed his desire to play for Flamengo in Brazilian basketball after ending his career in the NBA. He also joked about the possibility of defending Santos on the field, a team that revealed his friend Neymar.

“I told you that one day I would play for Flamengo. And maybe, after playing basketball in the NBA and for Flamengo, I’ll play football for Santos”, he revealed, laughing.