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Jimmy Butler at the Argentina Open: an NBA star who enjoyed the Carlos Alcaraz show


The Texan spent a relaxed moment with the Spaniard, who demonstrated his talent with the basketball and even scored more times than the basketball player.

The semifinal match of the

Argentina Open


Carlos Alcaraz

won in two sets against his compatriot

Bernabé Zapata Miralles

had a luxury guest and totally unexpected for Argentine fans:

Jimmy Butler

, the superstar of the



The American took advantage of the NBA regular season break



All Star Game

 and came to visit our country.

And he did not want to miss the chance to see the Murcian live, one of the best tennis players on the planet.

The forward from


- who is represented by IMG, the same company that has had Alcaraz in its portfolio, since the Murcian was 12 years old - revolutionized

Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis


The Texan spent a relaxed moment with the Spaniard, who demonstrated his talent with the basketball and even scored more times than the NBA star.

"I'm on break," the six-time All Star justified himself.

Butler had no problem leaving the center of the scene to Carlitos and he acted as photographer so that the people in the group that accompanies him could also take a photo with the number two in the racket world.

In the corridors of the BALTC, he also ran into

Gabriela Sabatini

, the best Argentine tennis player in history, with whom he was seen chatting very relaxed.

He took a typical gift from our country: a mate.

And, of course, he enjoyed Alcaraz's great victory like a fan.

"I knew it was coming, because the same company represents us," the Spaniard acknowledged after the game.

"Meeting with these types of stars is a bit new for me, I don't see myself at that level. I never expect a star like him to come watch my game, although it's always nice."

And he added: "I like basketball. When I can, I see it and I also see it. And the truth is, I'm not very bad at it." 

Butler surprised Argentines when, a few days ago, he shared a story on Instagram in which the Casa Rosada was seen.

Thanks to Twitter and Instagram users, it was possible to see that he had also been touring the vicinity of the Obelisk, where he was surrounded by about seven people who would be part of the group that accompanied him to Argentina.

As it became known, the NBA, a fan of

Lionel Messi

and soccer, ruled out the invitation to the All-Star Game to be held this weekend at the

Vivint Smart Home Arena

in Salt Lake City, Utah, precisely because he had already organized this trip. to Buenos Aires.

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Source: clarin

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