Miami Heat veteran P.J. Tucker recently had some major praise for his teammate Jimmy Butler.
Tucker believes that Butler is one of the “most unselfish” superstar players in the NBA, and he thinks that has played a major role in Miami’s success this season.
“To me, I think he’s one of the most unselfish superstars in the NBA,” Tucker said of Butler. “It’s unbelievable. He literally tells me games he doesn’t want to score. He’s like, ‘Just be ready. I’m going to pass you the ball.’ That’s just his mind-set, and he still will play defense and do all the other great things that he does. He’s super unselfish and wants to see us succeed and play well. When you have that kind of unselfishness, it makes it easy. It really does.”
There’s no doubt that Butler’s mentality has fit right in with the Heat, as he led them to an NBA Finals appearance in his first season with the team during the 2019-20 campaign. While the Heat took a step back in the 2020-21 campaign, they have shown they are one of the best teams in the league this season.