Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat gifts his game-used sneakers to soccer star Neymar

A nice show of respect from baller to footballer.

Portland Trail Blazers v Miami Heat
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On Friday night, the Miami Heat put on a spectacular performance, securing a remarkable victory against the Portland Trail Blazers with an impressive final score of 142-82. The Heat, currently ranked 7th in the NBA standings as the playoffs approach, delivered a standout game that drew attention from fans and celebrities alike. Among the notable attendees was soccer star Neymar Jr., adding to the star-studded atmosphere of the game.

A crossover of elite sports stars, Jimmy Butler gifted Neymar Jr. a special pair of his new model of sneakers.

Neymar was spotted wearing a split vintage red Heat jersey mixed with a black and gold variant, making for a clean exclusive jersey. The footballer also was able to score himself a one-of-a-kind gift to take home, and it was not just a bobblehead or exclusive t-shirt. Neymar secured himself the game-worn shoes of Miami Heat star forward Jimmy Butler in the big victory. Butler was coming off nearly 25 minutes of playtime and noticed the Brazillian star sitting courtside, greeting him with his new special souvenir.

Butler recently departed from Jordan Brand in 2020 and landed pen to paper with Li-Ning, a Chinese sneaker brand. The man they call "Jimmy Buckets" is officially on his second model with the company and finding some success. He was sporting an unreleased variant in a yellow, green, and blue colorway matching that of the Brazillian flag, making it extremely fitting and might be a nice fit for the trophy shelf of Neymar back home.

As for new releases of sneakers, fans should be eager to see when new models pop up for release. Aside from official releases, you can be sure to spot a pair before the official release on the feet of Butler leading toward the NBA playoffs as the season begins to 'heat' up.