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NBA STAR JIMMY BUTLER CONFIRMS INTEREST IN DEFENDING FLAMENGO

The 34-year-old player once again mentioned Mais Querido and said he wants to wear the Sacred Mantle

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The Flamengo brand continues to be well known around the world and has aroused the interest of several athletes, one of them being the NBA star, Jimmy Butler, from the Miami Heat (USA). The star of the competition confirmed his desire to defend the Sacred Mantle before retiring.

"The Miami Heat jersey will be the last one I wear in the NBA, that's for sure. But after that, I really want to play for Flamengo. I tell everyone that I'm half Brazilian", said Jimmy Butler, this Wednesday (08).

JIMMY'S CAREER

Even though he hasn't won the NBA title at least once, Jimmy Butler is one of the main players in the North American basketball league. He is considered an "All-Star" and has been called up for the All-Star Game frequently, the last opportunities being in 2020 and 2022. The 34-year-old shooting guard was already champion of the Olympic Games in 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, with the United States.

Jimmy began his career with the Chicago Bulls (USA), where he remained until 2017, when he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves (USA). Soon after, the player played for the Philadelphia 76ers (USA), before arriving at the Miami Heat.

CURRENT SEASON

In the current season, Jimmy averaged 20.8 points, five rebounds and five assists, in addition to 49% shooting on the court. Thus, the shooting guard was one of those responsible for the Miami Heat's campaign to advance to the NBA playoffs.

HIGH SALARY

To be able to play for Flamengo, Jimmy Butler would have to drastically reduce your salary. This is because the NBA star receives 45.1 million dollars (R$ 230 million at current prices) per season in the current franchise. The player still has two more years on his contract, in which he will receive 48.7 million (R$ 247 million) and 52.4 million (R$ 275 million in 2024/25 and 2025/26.



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FLAMENGO BEATS BAURU AWAY FROM HOME AND GETS CLOSE TO CLASSIFICATION BY NBB

With today's result, there is only one victory left to guarantee a place in the NBB final

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On Tuesday night (21), FlaBasquete beat Bauru 88 to 65 at Ginásio Panela de Pressão, in the second game of the best-of-five series of the NBB semifinals. With this victory, the Rio team needs just one more victory to guarantee their place in the grand final. The highlight of the match was Olivinha, who scored 21 points and maintained 100% success until the third quarter. The next clash is scheduled for Thursday (23), again away from home.

Match Highlights:

Olivinha: 21 points

Maique: 13 points

Scott Machado: 12 points


Devon Scott: 12 points

Summary of the Four Periods:


1st Quarter:

The match started off competitively, with Devon Scott scoring the first points for Flamengo. Despite the constant changes of leadership on the scoreboard, FlaBasquete managed to close the first quarter ahead, with a score of 19 to 17.


2nd Quarter:

In the second period, Flamengo increased the intensity and quickly opened a 10-point lead, reaching 30-20. Olivinha shone in this stage, with 100% success and 12 points. The team maintained the lead, closing the quarter with a score of 45 to 34.


3rd Quarter:

After the break, Flamengo continued to dominate the game, making Bauru's offensive actions difficult. Pride of the Nation scored 15 points in the first 7 minutes, and Scott Machado performed an aerial bridge with Maique. The period ended with a wide advantage of 69 to 42 for Flamengo.


4th Quarter:

In the last quarter, Bauru managed to reduce the difference at times, but Flamengo maintained control of the match. Balbi and Cuello contributed with important points, and the team ended the game with a resounding 88-65 victory.


With a 2-0 lead in the series, FlaBasquete is one step away from securing its place in the NBB final. The team returns to the court on Thursday (23) for the third game of the series, seeking to close the dispute away from home and stamp its passport for the decision. On Tuesday night (21), FlaBasquete beat Bauru by 88 to 65 at Ginásio Panela de Pressão, in the second game of the best-of-five series of the NBB semifinals. With this victory, the Rio team needs just one more victory to guarantee their place in the grand final. The highlight of the match was Olivinha, who scored 21 points and maintained 100% success until the third quarter. The next clash is scheduled for Thursday (23), again away from home.


Match Highlights:


Olivinha: 21 points

Maique: 13 points

Scott Machado: 12 points

Devon Scott: 12 points

Summary of the Four Periods:


1st Quarter:

The match started off competitively, with Devon Scott scoring the first points for Flamengo . Despite the constant changes of leadership on the scoreboard, FlaBasquete managed to close the first quarter ahead, with a score of 19 to 17.


2nd Quarter:

In the second period, Flamengo increased the intensity and quickly opened a 10-point lead, reaching 30-20. Olivinha shone in this stage, with 100% success and 12 points. The team maintained the lead, closing the quarter with a score of 45 to 34.


3rd Quarter:

After the break, Flamengo continued to dominate the game, making Bauru's offensive actions difficult. Pride of the Nation scored 15 points in the first 7 minutes, and Scott Machado performed an aerial bridge with Maique. The period ended with a wide advantage of 69 to 42 for Flamengo.


4th Quarter:

In the last quarter, Bauru managed to reduce the difference at times, but Flamengo maintained control of the match. Balbi and Cuello contributed with important points, and the team ended the game with a resounding 88-65 victory.


With a 2-0 lead in the series, FlaBasquete is one step away from securing its place in the NBB final. The team returns to the court on Thursday (23) for the third game of the series, seeking to close the dispute away from home and stamp its passport for the decision.


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EVERYTHING OR NOTHING! FLAMENGO BASQUETE GOES TO ANOTHER PLAYOFFS MATCH THE NBB AGAINST BAURU

Fan support is an important differentiator

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Tonight, excitement is guaranteed for basketball fans. O Flamengo enters the court for the second game of the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) semi-finals, looking for another victory that will bring them closer to the title. The hashtag #Flabasquete is trending on social media, with red and black fans showing their unconditional support for the team.

Flamengo, one of the most traditional and successful clubs in Brazilian basketball, is looking for more an NBB title. The season has a special flavor for the team and fans, as it marks Olivinha's last participation in the red-black shirt. The athlete, who became a legend in national basketball, announced that he will retire at the end of this season.


A LAST DANCE FOR FLAMENGO

Olivinha is one of the great names in Brazilian basketball. With a career marked by achievements and memorable performances, he became a symbol of dedication and passion for the sport. Since arriving at Flamengo, Olivinha has won important titles and become an idol for the fans. His farewell, therefore, brings a mix of nostalgia and celebration to the fans.

The fans are excited and confident for today's game. The team at Flamengohas been showing a good performance throughout the season, with a balanced team and players in great form. The coach, attentive to details, has been working to adjust the team and ensure that everyone is prepared for the challenges of the semi-finals. The opponent is not easy. Games against Flamengo are always very competitive, and the semi-finals promise to be intense. But confidence in the red and black squad is high, and everyone expects a good performance from the team. Victory today is crucial to advance to the final and, consequently, the fight for the title.


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AFTER CONTROVERSY WITH FLAMENGO, CORINTHIANS IMPOSES 2 CONDITIONS TO OPEN NEGOTIATIONS WITH GABIGOL - CHECK BELOW

The São Paulo team wants to have the player, but does not want to make much effort to sign him

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Last Thursday (16) a photo of Gabigol dressed in the shirt of Corinthians went viral on social media. The player has been a target for the São Paulo team since the beginning of the season, but, as the attacker has a link with Flamengountil December, the situation had not progressed. However, the matter resurfaced after the controversy. However, in order to be able to close with the player, Itaquera's team imposed two conditions.

According to information from UOL Esporte, the first condition imposed by Corinthians is that the São Paulo team only intends to open negotiations if contacted by Gabigol's staff. In other words, the club is waiting for the attacker to show interest in a change of scenery. The second condition is that São Paulo do not want to pay Flamengo to obtain the player's release.

VALUE OFFERED TO GABIGOL BY CORINTHIANS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR

At the beginning of 2024, when trying to sign Gabigol, Corinthians even offered R$ 2.5 million per month to Gabigol. However, Rodolfo Landim, president of Mais Querido, was emphatic on some occasions assuring that he would not release the player before the end of the contract.

FLAMENGO PUNISHMENT

Upon learning of the image in Since Gabigol appears wearing a Corinthians shirt, Flamengo directors met this Friday (17) to decide a punishment for the attacker. Thus, Mais Querido, in addition to fining the player 10% of his salary, also removed the legendary number 10 shirt. This way, the athlete will have to choose another number to wear.


The player was also released activities with the rest of the cast this past Friday (17) and will return as normal this Saturday (18). It is not yet known whether the player will be included in the game against Amazonas, in the Copa do Brasil.



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