FIFA World Cup and Champions League winning soccer legend Kaka sat courtside to watch the NBA game – Orlando Magic go up against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
The Orlando Magic went up against the Indiana Pacers at the Amway Center in Orlando on Wednesday night. It was the home side that came out on top against the visitors as the Magic went on to win the game 126-120 against the Pacers – courtesy of yet another strong performance from rookie Paolo Banchero and despite a strong showing from Benedict Mathurin.
It was the battle of the rookies at the Amway Center as two of the most promising rookies in the league in Paolo Banchero and Benedict Mathurin went up against each other, and while it was the latter who ended up with more points with a tally of 26 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists – the former ended on the winning side racking up a tally of 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists.
While it was an important win for the Magic who continued their recent resurgence with a win against the Pacers right after their unexpected win over the high-flying Boston Celtics, they were also boosted by the presence of a bona fide sporting legend in attendance – as soccer legend Kaká sat on the sidelines to watch the Magic clinch what was a very important win for them.
Who is Kaka and what are his ties with Orlando?
Kaká is a Brazilian soccer legend with some ties in the city of Orlando.
Kaká is a soccer legend in his own right, having won major trophies such as the FIFA World Cup for Brazil in 2002 and the UEFA Champions League during his stay with AC Milan of Italy. Kaká enjoyed a very decorated career in the sport where he also represented Real Madrid, and was crowned as the best player in the world when he won the FIFA Balón d’Or in 2007.
The Brazilian legend also has some ties to the city of Orlando, as he represented Orlando City in Major League Soccer during his three-year stay in the United States of America.