Miami Heat forward Butler excited about Messi’s impact in Miami

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Messi, 35, announced on Wednesday he plans to take his talent to South Beach after his contract with French champions Paris St Germain expires at the end of this month.

Six-times NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler said he is excited about Lionel Messi’s move to Inter Miami and that the Argentine World Cup winner will do a lot of good for US football.

Messi, 35, announced on Wednesday he plans to take his talent to South Beach after his contract with French champions Paris St Germain expires at the end of this month.

Butler, who has led the Miami Heat to its second NBA Finals in four years, said his arrival will be a real boost for Miami.

“He’s one of the greatest players to play that beautiful game,”

“I’m so excited for the city of Miami, to be able to have a player of that calibre here.

“Now that he is here, I think all the football fans from all over the world are going to come here and get an opportunity to watch him compete. I’m glad he is here.”

Butler told reporters on Thursday.

Butler, 33, said he has met Messi but does not know him well.8

“Will I reach out? Probably not,”

“I know he has probably got a ton of stuff going on anyway … I know we will link whenever he is here.”

Butler said.

Heat are trailing Denver Nuggets 2-1 in the Finals ahead of Game 4 in Miami on Friday.

Source: Reuters

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