Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler might want to be a big rock star this summer after receiving an invitation from a certain rock band to join their tour.
Nickelback, a popular rock band from the early 2000s, found out Butler is a big fan after singing his discography in the locker room after the game, and they think he should sing with them onstage at one of their shows. shows.
The band’s Twitter account wrote to Butler inviting him on Friday.
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«It’s not like Jimmy…say sorry!» @JimmyButler we are going on tour this summer, contact us if you want to come sing live,» the account wrote.
Nickelback learned of a report that Butler was singing Nickelback songs as «punishment» following the team’s overtime loss to the Orlando Magic on March 11. ESPN reported that Butler did not miss a word of the songs.
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And it seemed to spark a bit of a run for the Heat, as Miami won both of their games after Butler’s performance in the locker room.
The first was a 119-115 victory over the Utah Jazz in which Butler led the Heat with 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes. Then it was a high scoring victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in which Butler had 23 points with eight rebounds and six assists.
The Heat’s streak ended last Saturday after losing to the Chicago Bulls, but they are still the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference, which would see them play the Atlanta Hawks in the play-in tournament. That starts on April 11.
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Even the Heat’s social media team got involved with Nickelback referencing their work, using a famous clip from the band’s music video for their hit song, «Photograph,» and writing «#Winning» on a photo that was on hands of lead singer Chad Kroeger. .
Nickelback heads out on its «Get Rollin'» tour on June 12, landing in 38 cities across North America.
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Maybe Butler’s talent will be on display in one of those places. Until then, however, he will focus on a potential NBA playoff run as the Heat look to finish the regular season strong.