On Monday night, the Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler was spotted dining out with a fellow star athlete.
Butler was seen at Swan in the Design District with a group that included Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. (rapper/producer J.Cole was also in the mix).
We were told the men enjoyed a casual meal of Mediterranean faves on the outdoor patio for the eatery’s weekly Mon Cheri Mondays.
Topic of conversation? We weren’t privy to the info but we can imagine soccer, basketball and rap music may have been mentioned a time or two.
Strange bedfellows, you say? Actually, Butler and Neymar (sorry, Buckets calls him “Ney”) reportedly met back in 2017 during Paris Fashion Week and just “ended up connecting.”
Six years later, and the two athletes are still hanging out and even shoot hoops together on occasion.
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Neymar showed the love for his pal, Tweeting a pic of their night out with the caption, “My guy,” and a heart emoji.
“Jimmy has a big heart,” the PSG power striker told the New York Times. “Our friendship is based on sincerity and honesty. He is shy, and at the same time, his fun side is what makes him different.”