Jimmy Butler took matters into his own hands and threw a fit.
Butler lashed out at everyone from his teammates to the front office after he finally joined the Minnesota Timberwolves in training camp. The Timberwolves haven't found a suitable deal since Butler submitted his trade demand three weeks ago, and his frustrations boiled over during an epic meltdown.
Here's why everyone looks worse after this ordeal.
Butler's reputation takes a dive
It's not uncommon for star players to unload in practice when they don't get their way. Kobe Bryant cussed out his entire team for being "Charmin soft" before storming out of practice, and Michael Jordan punched Steve Kerr. That's the downside of having an alpha personality on a team.
But Butler isn't good enough to justify this type of behavior. Kobe and Jordan had 11 combined rings on their resumes, and Butler hasn't even advanced past the second round. He beat the Timberwolves' starters during Wednesday's practice with just the third stringers, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. But what exactly does that prove? Does that give him cause to mock the entire franchise?
It's one thing to be competitive to a fault, and it's another to throw a temper tantrum because you didn't get your way. Butler incited a civil war in Chicago's locker room because he didn't see eye-to-eye with the players and the head coach, and now he's scorching the earth in Minnesota.