Jimmy Butler has forged his own path throughout his NBA career, so it’s hardly surprising that the Miami Heat star pays little mind to how he’s perceived by others.
Speaking to Marc Stein of The New York Times this week, Butler could not have been more blunt about how outside opinions have no impact him whatsoever.
“Believe me when I tell you that I do not care what people say about me,” Butler told Stein. “I truly don’t care.”
Butler has long been among the biggest stars in the NBA, but his remarkable performance in the Walt Disney World bubble was a transcendent run that has redefined his career. Butler led the Heat to the NBA Finals, only to come up short against the Los Angeles Lakers in a six-game series loss.