Neymar Jr. almost got smashed into at the NBA finals during a basketball match between Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets.
Neymar Jr. traveled to Miami to support his friend and fellow Paris Saint-Germain supporter Jimmy Butler, in Game 3 of the 2023 NBA Finals.
The 31-year-old PSG player and the 29-year-old Butler scrimmaged at the Kaseya Centre, scoring baskets back and forth before the game started.
However, not only did Neymar show up for Game 3, but so did Paul Pogba of Juventus.
The two football legends showed up at the Kaseya Centre to support Miami Heat player Jimmy Butler, a die-hard Paris Saint Germain fan.
Neymar Jr. was seen in a video sitting while watching the game, and suddenly one of the players from the Miami Heat team almost crashed into the Brazilian International.
Despite the presence of stars like Neymar and Paul Pogba, the Miami Heat suffered a devastating loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
The 31-year-old Neymar showed up at the Miami Heat’s home court well before the game started so that he and Butler could work out.
The Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets game in brief:
Both teams battled back and forth in the first half, with Denver holding a slim 5-point advantage at the break. But Murray and Joki were unstoppable.
Murray had 20 points and 10 rebounds at halftime, while Joki was three rebounds away from a triple-double.
The Nuggets opened the fourth quarter with an 11-4 surge, extending their advantage to 14 points. After that, Denver had a 21-point advantage immediately.
Despite the Heat getting the deficit down to single digits in the game’s waning minutes, the Nuggets were able to pull away for a 15-point victory.
The Heat were led by Jimmy Butler’s 28 points. Bam Adebayo scored 22 points and grabbed 17 boards, and Caleb Martin scored 10 points in reserve.
The Nuggets won to take a 2-1 lead in the Finals, and the Brazilian forward and Pogba were among the many famous faces courtside to see the game.
Jimmy Butler, the 28-year-old Miami Heat player, and Bam Adebayo (22) led the Heat in scoring, but Nikola Jokic (32 points, 21 rebounds, 10 assists) was the game-winner for the Nuggets.
The Miami Heat lost against the Nuggets on Wednesday, 7th of June, by a final score of 109-94.
What’s next for Neymar Jr.?
Following the conclusion of the PSG 2022/2023 campaign, Neymar has reportedly offered himself a return to FC Barcelona.
With Lionel Messi having decided to sign with Inter Miami, FC Barcelona’s transfer plans have been thrown into disarray and Neymar has emerged as a target for the Catalonia club.
The Brazilian international is interested in returning to Camp Nou and is prepared to take a pay cut to do so.
The 31-year-old played with Barça for four seasons (2013-2017) before moving in a record-breaking €222 million transfer to PSG. His time in the French capital has been rocky, and he has been looking for a new pastures.
Neymar is willing to reduce his wage, but Barcelona may find PSG’s demands for him out of reach due to two years remaining on his contract with the Ligue 1 champions.
Neymar Jr stats this season;
The Brazilian forward played 20 League matches for the Ligue 1 champions, scoring 13 goals and registering 11 assists.
He represented PSG in the UEFA Champions League six times, scoring two times, he also played two matches in the league cup with one goal scored.