Neymar Jr. has demonstrated his love for basketball on more than one occasion, even homaging Kobe Bryant when the Los Angeles Lakers icon was killed in a fatal helicopter crash last year. The Brazilian superstar is also a fan and friend of some NBA stars and he didn’t miss his chance to homage his favorite players with a court mural that he recently unveiled.
Although he’s currently sidelined, it seems like Neymar didn’t waste his time and brought an artist to paint a big mural in his in-home basketball court. He took to Instagram to show the final product and truth be told, it was incredible. The piece featured seven players, with Michael Jordan in the middle of them, surrounded by Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry, and LeBron James on his left and Kobe Bryant, Scottie Pippen, and Draymond Green on his right.
Some fans were shocked to see Jimmy Butler and Green here, as they don’t have the clout as the other five names on the mural. Well, Neymar has a good relationship with them and it’s known that Butler is a big fan of Paris Saint-Germain, Ney’s team.
Draymond Green lookin at this like… pic.twitter.com/kh2P4tIfe6
— Arvind ThirumalaiSamy (@AIR_WIN7) February 23, 2021
Jimmy Butler is a huge PSG fan which is the team Neymar plays for
— George Jarjour (@GeorgeOnTap) February 23, 2021
His court his choice. Who cares who's on the mural
— OG WOJI (@og_woji) February 23, 2021
Because he's great
— VegetaBlack (@iPlunks) February 23, 2021
What in gods name is draymond doing there
— Victa (@vjam95) February 23, 2021
Ngl Draymond just seems pretty random to have here lol
— Justinn. (@_Andrizzy_) February 23, 2021
— TITO TARANTINO (@acostaaaah) February 23, 2021
You can disagree with him on who should have been included on the mural but this is what he wanted and he has four GOATS there with MJ, Kobe, LeBron, and Curry, as well as the greatest Robin of all time, Scottie Pippen. It was a great job and a big homage to Kobe Bryant and his basketball idols. Still, not everybody was convinced that Green and Butler have the same pedigree as the other five stars.