Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rappers and Their NBA Superstar Equivalents for 2020

    Complex "We all know that comparing NBA players and rappers isn't a new idea by any stretch. We actually did this same exact list all the way back in 2017. It's fun. But a lot has changed since then, so it felt appropriate to update a topic that is often..." October 26

  • 5 Stars That Could Join Jimmy Butler And Bam Adebayo

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat shocked the world by making it to the NBA Finals this year. While the Heat looked solid on paper after Jimmy Butler signed in Free Agency, nobody expected them to be the best Eastern Conference team in the Playoffs. They smacked the Milwaukee Bucks in 5 games and made quick work..." October 15

  • The 10 best individual performances of the 2020 NBA Playoffs

    NBA.com "What an incredible playoffs it was. Unusual as it was having the postseason play out in the Disney Bubble, the basketball itself was as good as it's ever been. It felt like there was one historic performance after another, all the way from Luka Doncic's highly-anticipated..." October 14

  • Jimmy Butler: ‘I truly don’t care’ what people think about me

    Sportress of Blogitude "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..." October 14

  • Jimmy Butler vows to win title with Heat next season: 'I didn't do my job'

    SLAM Online "Jimmy Butler rose to the occasion in the 2020 NBA Playoffs. However, after losing to the Lakers in the NBA Finals, he says he didn’t accomplish what he came to the Heat to do. After their Game 6 loss, he talked about his promise to bring another championship to Miami. “I..." October 12

  • ‘We’ll be back’: Heat vow return to NBA Finals after loss to Lakers

    New York Post "It’s fitting that the sight of an exhausted Jimmy Butler doubled over the railing under the basket in Game 5 was the image Miami will take from this NBA Finals. Because the Heat ran out of gas one game later, ground down 106-93 by the Lakers on Sunday night in Lake Buena Vista,..." October 12

  • The numbers behind Miami Heat superstar Jimmy Butler's epic Game 5

    NBA.com "Jimmy Butler continues to show just why he is a Superstar, with a capital S. In his first-ever NBA Finals, the 31-year-old is doing it all for the Miami Heat and then some, rewriting the record books in the process. This now-iconic photo of Butler doubling over late in..." October 11

  • Jimmy Butler is standing toe to toe with LeBron James, and together they are giving us a show for the ages

    CBS Sports "Watching the final minutes of the Miami Heat's epic 111-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, which trimmed the Lakers' lead in the NBA Finals to 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Sunday, I found myself thinking about the climactic fight in..." October 10

  • Jimmy Butler makes bold prediction for Duncan Robinson in Game 6

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler served as the Batman who came through and delivered for his team who finds itself on the brink of elimination. He put up a triple-double performance with 35 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. Luckily for him, he also found a Robin in..." October 10

  • Jimmy Butler could barely walk after playing 47 minutes in Game 5 win

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler did everything to help his Miami Heat to victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Friday night. His body showed signs of wear and tear afterwards. Butler played in 47 of 48 minutes in the game and recorded a triple-double with 35 points, 12..." October 10

  • Frank Vogel, Lakers vent about calls Jimmy Butler got at end of Game 5

    Pro Basketball Talk "Frank Vogel will be writing a check to the league in the next 48 hours. Vogel spoke for a Lakers’ team frustrated by the calls Jimmy Butler got in the final two minutes of the Heat’s Game 5 win Sunday. One was on Markieff Morris, and the one foul Butler..." October 10

  • Heat praise Jimmy Butler for nearly 'perfect' Game 5 performance

    The Score "The Miami Heat extended The Finals to at least six games thanks to a heroic showing by Jimmy Butler, who played all but 48 seconds of Friday's must-win Game 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Butler finished with a 35-point triple-double and was tasked with..." October 10

  • Jimmy Butler's coffee business means beans to Frank Vogel

    Yardbarker "Frank Vogel is certainly not one of the many satisfied customers that Big Face Coffee has attracted this postseason. The Los Angeles Lakers coach said Friday that he never bought coffee from Jimmy Butler’s business because the Miami Heat star was a possible playoff opponent...." October 10

  • Lakers’ Dwight Howard, Jimmy Butler get into heated exchange

    Clutch Points "Things heated up early in Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat on Friday. Around the seven-minute mark in the first quarter, Jimmy Butler got entangled with Dwight Howard as the pair tried to secure position for the..." October 09

  • Jimmy Butler is here to stay

    The Undefeated "When the NBA bubble finally pops and everyone heads home, the player who will be remembered most for breaking through this season is Jimmy Butler. A five-time All-Star, Butler wasn’t viewed by many as one of the game’s elites, even among his peers, who rated him sixth out..." October 09

  • Jimmy Butler, Heat must solve scoring dilemma with Bam Adebayo back

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bam Adebayo is an All-Star. He’s one of the NBA’s most versatile defenders. The center is extremely skilled offensively, an ace passer from the high post and powerful finisher inside. But his return in Game 4 of the NBA Finals wasn’t all good news for..." October 09

  • Tyler Herro Reportedly ‘Snapped’ At His Dad For Criticizing Jimmy Butler

    The Sports Rush "Tyler Herro’s father raises concerns on Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro’s relationship, back in 2019, with Herro snapping at his father. Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler have built up a solid relationship, ever since both of them landed in Miami back in 2019...." October 07

  • Anthony Davis wanted the task of guarding Jimmy Butler, and it paid off in Game 4

    Essentially Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers must be on cloud nine right now. Well, they are just one more win away from being titled champions after a decade, and Anthony Davis is the one to thank. After one of his worst performances in Game 3, he continued his tradition to follow that with his..." October 07

  • Jimmy Butler: Heat's confidence needs to be at 'all-time high' to win Game 5

    ESPN "Miami Heat All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler still believes his team can turn things around in the NBA Finals despite the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers took a commanding 3-1 lead after a 102-96 Game 4 win on Tuesday night in Lake Buena Vista,..." October 07

  • After Jimmy Butler's Big Game 3, It's Still the Lakers' Finals to Lose

    Complex "So do we have a series? Or did the Heat just delay a Lakers coronation for a few extra evenings? After a poor performance by LA and Jimmy Butler having the game of his life, Miami has managed to make the NBA Finals a lot closer, and maybe slightly more intriguing, than just about..." October 05

  • Jimmy Butler Is Exactly the Kind of NBA Superstar Who Can Lead a Miracle

    Bleacher Report "In his postgame interview, Jimmy Butler said he doesn't care about the individual numbers he put up in the Miami Heat's improbable 115-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. That doesn't make his performance in Game 3 of the 2020 NBA Finals any less..." October 05

  • Everyone Was Wrong About Jimmy Butler at Some Point

    The Big Lead "Jimmy Butler is who Jimmy Butler tried to tell everyone Jimmy Butler is. He's the kind of player who can go out there against one of the best players of all-time on the biggest stage in basketball and give you one of the best performances ever. Literally. There are zero..." October 05

  • Nothing is out of reach for Miami with Jimmy Butler on the court

    The Score "With all due respect to a Lakers team that was taking care of business, one of the most unfortunate subplots through two games of the NBA Finals was that after all Jimmy Butler had conquered and overcome in his career, the Heat star was robbed of a chance to truly compete for a..." October 05

  • Jimmy Butler responds to LeBron James in critical Game 3 win: ‘You’re in trouble’

    Yahoo! Sports "After a rough first two games in the NBA Finals, Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat finally came alive on Sunday night.  Butler — who finished with a massive 40-point triple-double in their 115-104 win against the Los Angeles Lakers — made..." October 05

  • Heat deal with depleted roster for Game 2 vs. Lakers

    USA Today "The Miami Heat pledged to avoid the kind of performance that led to an 18-point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. But Miami will have to do so while dealing with similar circumstances that contributed to the outcome. The Heat considered it doubtful that..." October 01

  • Injuries On the Verge of Robbing Fans of a Competitive NBA Finals Again

    The Big Lead "The Miami Heat looked like they would give the Los Angeles Lakers all they could handle in this year's NBA Finals for about seven minutes. Miami went on a 23-10 run to start the game. Then it all fell apart as the Lakers surged back and blew the Heat out of the water...." October 01

  • Jimmy Butler lost faith in Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins early

    Yardbarker "The sentiment that Jimmy Butler is a bad teammate has been fueled since his days with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but considering he led the Miami Heat to this year's NBA Finals, the talk of that has been eliminated.  Butler's days with the..." September 30

  • Jimmy Butler didn’t view Ben Simmons on par with him, Joel Embiid in terms of mentality

    Bleacher Report "Jimmy Butler's decision to leave the Philadelphia 76ers as a free agent in the summer of 2019 reportedly stemmed in part from his assessment of Ben Simmons' mentality during their time together as teammates.  Per The Athletic's Zach Harper, Butler..." September 30

  • Jimmy Butler dismisses underdog label: Heat are 'really good team; that's it'

    The Score "As his Miami Heat prepare to face the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers, Jimmy Butler doesn't want the fifth-seeded Eastern Conference champs to be thought of as underdogs in the 2020 Finals. What identity would Butler prefer observers to associate with his..." September 29

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler shuts down any idea of him going to Lakers last summer

    Clutch Points "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..." September 29

  • How the Rockets went all-in on Jimmy Butler but missed

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets had not reached the “whatever it takes” stage, but they were close. Their offer to make Jimmy Butler the final piece to what they believed would be a championship team was stunning at the time, though in keeping with their thinking and moves since. Nearly two..." September 29

  • Andrew Wiggins rooting for Butler in Finals: 'He was a great teammate'

    The Score "Andrew Wiggins didn't always see eye-to-eye with Jimmy Butler during their time together on the Minnesota Timberwolves, but the Canadian wishes the Miami Heat star all the best in his first NBA Finals. "I've been rooting for them. Jimmy, he..." September 28

  • Jimmy Butler: You 'have to go through LeBron James' to win a championship

    The Sports Rush "“You’re going to get the same test over and over again,” says Jimmy Butler, referring to facing LeBron James in the NBA Finals. With the Miami Heat taking care of the Boston Celtics in 6 games, and the Los Angeles Lakers eliminating the Denver Nuggets in 5 last..." September 28

  • Jimmy Butler After Game 5 Loss: “It’s On Us As A Whole.”

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat stand just one win away from the NBA Finals, but things are from being over in their series against Boston. In what was a disappointing night for the Heat, the Celtics were able to force a Game 6 thanks to sub-par performances from Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. After..." September 26

  • Jimmy Butler pays respect to Tyler Herro with high school jersey

    MSN.com "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler paid some respect to Tyler Herro following the rookie’s huge Game 4 on Wednesday night. Herro scored 37 points in the Heat’s Game 4 win that put them up 3-1 over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. He received praise from many..." September 24

  • Inside the evolving conversation surrounding Jimmy Butler

    ESPN "A year ago, Jimmy Butler was changing teams for the third time in three years. He didn't make the All-Star Game for the first time in four years, and he had developed a reputation as an irritant or a malcontent or a difficult teammate -- or all three. These..." September 23

  • Top 10 NBA Players We All Want To Win A Ring

    Fadeaway World "  Winning an NBA Championship is one of the toughest things any team or player can achieve. In fact, there are plenty of franchises that have never been able to pull it off, while some teams haven’t even made it to the NBA Finals once in their history.September 21

  • Jimmy Butler knows where Heat went wrong in Game 3 loss

    Yardbarker "Jimmy Butler knows where his Miami Heat went wrong in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat lost to the Boston Celtics 117-106 in Game 3 on Saturday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Celtics came out desperate for a win and meant business. They never trailed during the..." September 20

  • Heat tried to trade Goran Dragic away in Jimmy Butler deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Miami Heat are not in control of the Eastern Conference Finals — just two wins from the NBA Finals — without the combination of Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic. They are the shot creators, the two penetrating into the paint, breaking down the..." September 19

  • Heat’s Goran Dragic reveals Jimmy Butler’s ‘Big Face Coffee’ competition

    Clutch Points "Aside from his team’s postseason success so far, Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is also thriving with his newfound coffee business in the bubble. However, it seems like the 5-time All-Star’s “Big Face Coffee” is getting some competition. Heat point..." September 19

  • Jimmy Butler applauds Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra for building roster of 'winning' players

    ESPN "The Miami Heat improved to 10-1 in the playoffs after their 106-101 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Coach Erik Spoelstra has made one winning decision..." September 18

  • How Heat star Jimmy Butler took over against Celtics in Game 2 without scoring

    USA Today "Jimmy Butler can score 40 points and the Miami Heat can win. Or he can score 14 and the Heat can win. The Heat don't always need scoring from Butler. But they need his all-around game, which was on display in high-definition in Miami's 106-101 victory over the..." September 18

  • Jimmy Butler: The Incredible Rise To Stardom In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "Jimmy “Buckets” has taken the NBA by storm this season. He seemingly came out of nowhere during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls, before signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves and ultimately getting traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Now, he is the leader and best player for a team..." September 16

  • Heat’s Kendrick Nunn clowns Giannis Antetokounmpo in Instagram post

    Larry Brown Sports "Kendrick Nunn is having fun at the expense of his team’s vanquished foes. The Miami Heat guard wished Jimmy Butler a happy birthday Monday with a funny post on Instagram. The post was a Photoshopped image depicting Butler with Giannis Antetokounmpo and TJ Warren as his..." September 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler opens up on facing Celtics in Eastern Conference Finals

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat All-Star small forward Jimmy Butler understands the Boston Celtics are a really good team. However, the always confident Butler isn’t scared of the mighty Celtics with the Eastern Conference Finals right around the corner. The..." September 12

  • Jimmy Butler says Miami Heat's best performances are yet to come

    ESPN "The Miami Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2014. After finishing a 103-94 series-clinching Game 5 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler sent a warning signal to the rest of the..." September 09

  • Jimmy Butler wears fitting MC Hammer T-shirt after eliminating Bucks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat are legit, and Jimmy Butler’s postgame attire was certainly a testament to that. After officially eliminating the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, the Heat star had a fitting look for his media session. Butler was sporting an MC Hammer T-shirt inspired by..." September 09

  • Heat star Jimmy Butler got screwed on multiple calls late in Game 4 loss to Bucks

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s Last Two Minute Report is out from Game 4 between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks, and Heat star Jimmy Butler got screwed on multiple calls. Butler should have gotten two free throws with 24.2 seconds left with the Heat up 107-106 in the..." September 07

  • Heat's Jimmy Butler: Udonis Haslem told me, 'Do not let us lose' Game 3 vs. Bucks

    ESPN "Jimmy Butler believes in the Miami Heat's culture as much as the organization believes in him. The perfect basketball marriage, one that has only been strengthened in the bubble as the Heat dominate everybody in their path, took another step closer to NBA paradise on..." September 05

  • Jimmy Butler responds to Joel Embiid's tweets

    Yahoo! Sports "With just a couple of words, Joel Embiid managed to stir up a mild social media frenzy on Monday night. He sent out the following two tweets near the end of Jimmy Butler’s 40-point performance in the Heat’s Game 1 second-round playoff series win over the Milwaukee..." September 02