Young fan who traveled 4000+ miles left shattered after learning Jimmy Butler won’t be playing

A Jimmy Butler fan could not make his dream come true. Learn more about what went down.

The worst nightmare became a reality for a young Miami Heat fan.

Jimmy Butler fan
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Every fan dreads the situation where they arrive at the arena, after spending lots of money to see their favorite superstar, only to find out that the particular player will not take the court or play due to certain circumstances.

One young Miami Heat fan had a first-hand experience of the above-mentioned excruciating scenario as he ultimately could not make his dream come true.

The heart-wrenching incident went down on Tuesday evening, right before Miami Heat’s home game against the Boston Celtics.

A young Heat fan was captured on camera holding a sign that read “Dear Jimmy: We flew over 4405 miles to see you play. Can we get a photo or a big face coffee? ;)” The fan was also spotted having an Argentinian flag along with him.

However, the young boy’s dream of seeing Jimmy Butler play was soon crushed.

Just before tip-off, Butler was ruled out of the game with back soreness, leaving the fan disappointed.

The whole exchange was captured on TNT.

The sad story ultimately had a happy ending for the Jimmy Butler fan

All is well that ends well. The young Heat fan might not get to watch Jimmy Butler play, but he sure had a great experience. Moreover, to make his day, he received consolation in other ways.

As per AP’s Tim Reynolds, the fan got “a trip to the court, a jersey, a ball [and] a memory.”

The fan did not get what he wanted but he sure had a great time and a pleasurable alternate memory. Miami Heat sure did right by the young fan who traveled such a huge distance.

Miami Heat overcomes the Boston Celtics challenge

Jimmy Butler’s absence was a little concerning for the Heat as they played against the Boston Celtics, who are the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Nevertheless, Miami fared well against the Celtics and secured a huge win. Heat won 98 – 95 against Celtics.

Heat’s Center, Bam Adebayo scored a massive 30 points, and 15 rebounds to help Miami grab the dub.

Meanwhile, Jayson Tatum of Celtics scored 31 points and 14 rebounds which was clearly not enough to win the game.

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