“Come Down Off the Car to Greet the GOAT” – Lionel Messi’s Surprise Meet With Jimmy Butler Causes Stir Among Fans

 

It’s no secret that the United States is a celebrity enclave. From renowned actors to athletes, big names crossing each other’s paths have become a regular scene. Recently, the streets of Miami witnessed an unexpected encounter between the two titans of their respective domains, Lionel Messi and Jimmy Butler. As word of their surprise meeting spreads, it has sent the netizens into disbelief!

 

It all stems from a picture posted by a fan account of the Argentina National Team. Interestingly, the NBA pro is seen sitting in his black Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 with the window rolled down, extending his hand for a handshake with Lionel Messi. Meanwhile, Messi is standing outside the car, exchanging greetings with big smiles. This rare sight has sent fans into a frenzy and has garnered some mixed reactions from the worlds of basketball and soccer.

A few fans weren’t impressed with the way Butler greeted ‘The GOAT‘ from inside his vehicle. The NBA veteran was asked to show some respect.

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This fan jokes about why it’s best that Butler greeted Messi from inside his car. It was to avoid making the Argentine look short in height.

 

Lionel Messi is being praised for his loyalty, despite Butler greeting him from his car!

 

This fan is delighted to see ‘two GOATS’ in a single frame.

 

To sum up, fans are delighted by the unexpected meeting between the Miami Heat and Inter Miami star. Interestingly, Butler shares a close relationship with Neymar, who happens to be La Pulga’s best friend. In a surprising turn of events, the NBA star previously placed the Brazilian on a pedestal when discussing the GOAT debate between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Yet, this doesn’t diminish his admiration for the Herons’ star.

Jimmy Butler backed Lionel Messi as ‘one of the greatest players’

Back in September 2023, during the NBA finals, Jimmy Butler was asked to comment on Lionel Messi’s decision to join Inter Miami, to which he replied by heaping praise on the Argentine icon. “A lot of good. Obviously, he’s one of the greatest players to play that beautiful game. And I’m so excited for the city of Miami to have a player of that caliber here,” said the 34-year-old.

Butler further expressed his excitement for the city of Miami. He asserted that Messi’s presence would elevate the soccer landscape in the US. It would also draw countless enthusiasts of the beautiful game, providing them with the chance to witness the Argentine’s competitive spirit firsthand. Butler’s prediction somehow came true as Messi continued to enjoy his stay in Miami to the fullest. For now, we are leaving the fans to enjoy the surprising meet-up.

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