Cameron Brink Receives Heartfelt Support from Jimmy Butler on IG After Devastating Season-Ending Injury

With the new class of rookies doing wonders in the WNBA, the basketball community has been showing a lot of love to the women’s league. Not only the fans, but even many NBA stars are in awe of these young women’s talent. And one of the biggest Cameron Brink fans right now is Miami Heat superstar Jimmy Butler, who has been rather public about his admiration of the LA Sparks rookie.

So, when Brink suffered a tragic season ending injury during yesterday’s Sparks vs. Sun game, Butler, in his own way supported her in this tough time.

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Jimmy Butler’s message amid Cameron Brink’s injury

Continuing with the trend that Jimmy started a couple of weeks ago during a Sparks game, he was seen wearing a Cameron Brink jersey in the latest thread of his Instagram stories. In the videos, he can be seen playing cards with his friends and giving out ‘Words of Wisdom’ to his followers, all while repping the Sparks 22. “You say you gonna do something, just do it.” Butler said, maybe as a motivational message to Brink amid her injury woes.

It was during yesterday’s game that the rookie tore the ACL in her left knee after getting bumped during a drive to the basket. Shaken up by the blow, an injured Brink hobbled off the floor before eventually being carried to the locker room. With an injury as serious as an ACL tear, her rookie season has come to an end in just fifteen games, with her averaging 7.5 points along with over five boards and two blocks. Moreover, her dream of representing Team USA in the upcoming Paris Olympics for the 3X3 tournament will also be left unfulfilled.

“You never think it will happen to you. And despite all the hard work sometimes it does. This is hard to fathom but I know it will only make me stronger… It’s not goodbye basketball it’s just a see you later.” Brink wrote in a heartfelt IG post after her injury.

Jimmy Butler and Cameron Brink share mutual fandom

While Jimmy left the internet buzzing once again by wearing Brink’s jersey, this is not the first time the Heat star has done it. During a recent Sparks vs. Wings game, he graced LA’s Crypto.com arena wearing the same jersey to support the rookie. “You are going to change the game for the better. I know it.” Butler said in his message to Brink that night. And the two stars even met after the game as Brink was left overwhelmed by Butler’s gesture to support her. “That looks goo on ya.” She told Butler after they shared a wholesome hug.

Maybe, Butler loves wearing Brink’s jersey because she has the same number that he has in Miami. Or maybe it’s because Brink also is a huge fan of the six-time All-Star. In a recent interview, while playing a game where Brink had to choose between multiple players, she revealed what a big fan she was of Jimmy Buckets. “I love Jimmy.” Then, she would go on to pick him over several stars like Wembanyama, Tatum, SGA, and Dame.

With one being a superstar in his team and the other the future of her franchise, it is understandable why the two admire each other’s talent. And hopefully, Brink can come out of her ACL injury stronger and continue to build her WNBA legacy.

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