Coco Gauff says Heat star Jimmy Butler offered her NBA Finals tickets before playoffs even began

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Jimmy Butler has actually been among — if not the — main factors the Miami Heat remain in the NBA Finals. However, he likewise may have a surprise skill: anticipating the future.

On Wednesday at the French Open, tennis star Coco Gauff, who is a South Florida native, exposed that Butler guaranteed to get her tickets to the NBA Finals — prior to the NBA postseason even started.

“I said: ‘I won’t be here. I’ll be in Madrid and then Rome and then France,'” Gauff informed press reporters at the French OpenĀ about a discussion she had with Butler about the Heat and NBA playoffs in April. “And then he said: ‘OK, when we make the Finals, let me know if your family wants some tickets.'”

Even Gauff, in retelling the story, was impressed by the self-confidence Butler had in his group.

“This is before we lost to the Hawks for the first Play-In game,” Gauff stated. “Everybody is like ‘we have a 3% chance of making the Finals,’ but when he sent me that, I knew we were making the Finals because he didn’t say, ‘If we make the Finals,’ he said: ‘When we make the Finals.’ Now that we are in the Finals, I can say that story.”

Gauff has actually even utilized the Heat’s wonderful playoff go to encourage her at the French Open.

“Honestly, today, I told myself ‘if Jimmy Butler didn’t freak out when they were up 3-0 and all of a sudden it’s 3-all, then I shouldn’t freak out after losing the first set,'” she stated after returning to beat Rebeka Masarova in the opening round of the competition.

The Heat are simply the 2nd No. 8 seed in NBA history to advance all the method to the NBA Finals. They’ll take on versus the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 on Thursday night.



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