J Balvin and Miami Warmth All-Star Jimmy Butler Play Pickup Basketball Collectively in New York

Colombian singer J Balvin and Miami Warmth energy ahead Jimmy Butler III not too long ago took their friendship to the streets.

On Tuesday, the 2 participated in a pleasant recreation of pickup basketball, sharing clips of the enjoyable to their Instagram Story. Following the add, followers observed that the reggaeton singer was sporting an unreleased colorway of his Air Jordan 3’s, the most recent in his footwear collaboration with Nike that launched in 2022.

Between working up and down the court docket and taking pictures hoops, Balvin and Butler cooled off on a close-by bench, taking selfies with gamers and posting the snapshots to their respective social media accounts.

J Balvin and Jimmy Butler play basketball in NYC
J Balvin and Jimmy Butler play basketball in New York. Balvin is sporting an unreleased model of his Air Jordan 3s collaboration with Nike.

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In a single clip shared to Balvin’s Instagram Story, the 2 buddies sat laughing and pointing on the crew they apparently trounced, with the shedding crew wagging their fingers on the successful duo as they lauded their win over them.

Ganamos!” they each laughed and pointed in unison at their opponents in jest, which is Spanish for, “We gained!”

Nosotros dos!” Balvin, 38, repeated within the clip, which implies, “Each of us!” referring to the truth that Balvin and Butler “gained in opposition to 5” opponents, as Butler teased the losers, calling them “Poopoo face!”

The six-time NBA All-Star has lengthy been buddies with the “No Me Conoce” singer, and Balvin has usually been noticed supporting Butler, 33, by attending his basketball video games.

Final Could, Butler was seen hugging Balvin as he sat courtside, following Miami’s win in opposition to the New York Knicks, as seen in footage shared on the NBA’s official Twitter account, presently generally known as X.

This friendship would clarify why Balvin paid homage to Butler by sporting the quantity 22 Miami Warmth jersey.

It could seem that Balvin holds his well-known buddies pricey to his coronary heart. The singer beforehand opened up about his friendships with Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, and British singer Ed Sheeran.

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“I met J in a fitness center in New York final yr — it was simply me and him very early within the morning. I acknowledged his voice when he was on the telephone so I simply went up and stated ‘Hello,’ ” Sheeran, 32, wrote on Twitter, final March. “We chatted so lengthy, we ended up having lunch after which afternoon tea. Then simply went to being mates who chatted nonstop.”

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