Is it possible Jimmy Butler could have been a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, rather than preparing to face off against LeBron James and Co. in the NBA Finals?
Not according to Butler, who said he “didn’t consider” going to Los Angeles, per Tim Bontemps of ESPN. Butler also reiterated the idea he knew Miami was the best fit as soon as he met with head coach Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley.
This comes after a rumor came out suggesting the Lakers discussed chasing Butler after the Anthony Davis trade. Clearly, nothing happened there, and Los Angeles missed out on Kawhi Leonard before ultimately filling out the roster with role players.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Butler has indeed been the perfect fit in South Beach.