“They Clearly Don’t Watch Tennis”: Jimmy Butler’s Challenge Supporting Wimbledon Champion Carlos Alcaraz Gets Overthrown by Fans

Published 07/18/2023, 10:10 AM EDT

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In professional sports, it’s very common for athletes to cross boundaries and show interest in games other than their own. This was recently exemplified by NBA star Jimmy Butler, who was seen engrossed in the Wimbledon championship match between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic. Butler, known for his competitive spirit and love for the game, was not just a passive observer. 

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He turned the match into a fun-filled event, introducing a unique drinking game that caught the attention of fans worldwide.

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In the Wimbledon championship match, all eyes were on Carlos Alcaraz, who was facing none other than Novak Djokovic, a formidable opponent and one of the greatest players of all time. The stage was set for an enthralling encounter that would captivate fans both inside and outside Centre Court.

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Jimmy’s game was simple. For every set that the young Spanish sensation won against the Serbian maestro, everyone had to take a shot. The idea was to celebrate Alcaraz’s victories and show support

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In a thrilling match that went on five sets, 20 YO Spaniard beat the veteran Serb. Novak congratulated Alcaraz and acknowledged that he had lost to a better player. 

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However, the reactions from fans to Jimmy’s drinking game were mixed, with some finding the game amusing, while others deemed it dull.

A Twist in Expectations for Fans

The fan reactions to Jimmy Butler’s drinking game challenge were not quite what many anticipated. While some praised Butler’s enthusiasm, others criticized the drinking game for its lack of excitement.

“They clearly don’t watch tennis,” one fan remarked, hinting at the relatively slow pace of the sport compared to the frequency of shots in the game. 

Another fan sarcastically commented, “So 3 shots over 5 hours. Lightweights!” This response alluded to the length of a typical tennis match and suggested that the drinking game lacked intensity.

Some jokingly called the challenge the “dullest drinking game ever.” 

While others speculated that Butler’s support for Alcaraz stemmed from a personal rivalry between him and Djokovic.

Jimmy was watching the match on an iPhone. One fan noted that and humorously commented:

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While some appreciated Butler’s spirited support, others found the drinking game underwhelming given the nature of tennis matches.

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Nonetheless, hardcore sports fans are thrilled by the game, be it tennis or basketball.

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Chetan Kumar

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Chetan is an NBA content writer at Essentially Sports. Being an active basketball player since his school days, he has always been a dedicated follower of the NBA. His passion for the game has drove him to pursue a career in sports journalism.
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