“Boy No Way!”: Jimmy Butler’s Undermined Stature After Recent Meeting With Ronaldinho and Paul Pogba Astonishes NBA Fans

Published 06/19/2022, 1:52 PM EDT
Nov 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) talks to fans during the first half against the Utah Jazz at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler recently met soccer legend Ronaldinho and fellow soccer star Paul Pogba while the two played a charity match. Safe to say, the audience had their minds blown. 

Nov 17, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) controls the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy, who stands at 6-foot-7 inches tall, made his fellow sporting compatriots look small. This interaction between some of the stars of the sporting world has sent fans on Twitter into a frenzy. 

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Fans go insane as Jimmy Butler makes soccer stars look small

Jimmy Butler is arguably one of the best players in the NBA. He had a monstrous season as he led the Miami Heat to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics. However, his run ended when the Jayson Tatum-led Celtics beat Miami in seven games. 

It seems Jimmy is enjoying himself now that the NBA season has ended. He met up with soccer legend Ronaldinho and French international, Paul Pogba. The difference in height was clear as Butler made both of them look small.

While the Heat star stands at 6-foot-7 inches, Ronaldinho’s height is 5-foot-11 inches tall. On the other hand, Pogba stands at a 6-foot-3 inch frame.

With this interaction between celebrities of the sporting world, fans on Twitter have gone into a frenzy. Here are some of the best reactions.

How did Jimmy Butler perform this season?

Jimmy Butler was one of the best players this season. Along with Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo, Butler led the Heat to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Moreover, his performances awarded him an NBA All-Star selection in 2022.

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Butler averaged 21.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.5 assists this season for the Heat. Although he was exceptional in the Eastern Conference Finals, his performance was not enough to take the Heat to the Finals.

He averaged 25.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists as the Celtics booked a berth in the NBA Finals after beating the Heat 4-3.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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