Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler (back) ruled out vs. Detroit Pistons

    Sportsnaut "Forward Jimmy Butler will miss the Miami Heat’s regular-season finale against the host Detroit Pistons on Sunday with lower back tightness. Nemanja Bjelica is expected to start at small forward for Miami (39-32). Butler, 31, has averaged a team-leading 21.5 points and..." May 16

  • Heat star Jimmy Butler’s serious 10-word warning to rest of NBA amid playoff push

    Clutch Points "With just a few more games remaining in the regular season, the Miami Heat are still fighting for positioning in the East. They’ve already secured a playoff berth, but at this point, they still have a shot at clinching the fourth spot in the conference. As it turns out, however,..." May 14

  • Jimmy Butler somehow must still keep proving himself

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler – according to the legend – arrived late to a 2018 Timberwolves practice in the midst of trying to force a trade, led third-stringers to victory over the starters while talking trash, shooting only once and wearing a Rolex then left..." May 13

  • Anthony Edwards: Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns Spat Was 'Grown-Ass Men' Talking

    Bleacher Report "Anthony Edwards tried to downplay the back-and-forth between Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler on Friday, calling it a "grown-ass" conversation. "Man, they're grown men, dawg. They were just talking, having a regular conversation if you ask me. If y'all come..." May 08

  • Jimmy Butler’s hilarious NSFW jab at Karl-Anthony Towns during mid-game scuffle

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler crossed paths once again with his former teammate in Karl-Anthony Towns when the Minnesota Timberwolves visited South Beach on Friday night. The five-time All-Star didn’t forget their colorful past as he hurled expletives towards Towns midway..." May 08

  • Erik Spoelstra Says Jimmy Butler Would Be In The MVP Conversation With A Longer Season

    Bleacher Report "Erik Spoelstra believes Jimmy Butler would be included in the MVP discussion under normal circumstances. "I think if we had a complete year... Jimmy Butler would have to be in that conversation for MVP," the Miami Heat coach told reporters while pointing to the..." May 05

  • Heat's Jimmy Butler Has Entertaining Back and Forth With a Reporter

    SI "Jimmy Butler had a regular zoom media call today with reporters, but things got a little out of the ordinary between him and one of the reporters over the call. Butler responded to a reporter's question by making some pretty entertaining comments back. " May 04

  • Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler Reveals 6x All-Star Kyle Lowry Is His Baby Girl’s Godfather

    Heavy "Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler is notoriously private about his personal life, however, while speaking with sports journalist Lindsay Czarniak and country singer Kane Brown on her podcast The Artist and The Athlete on April 27, the five-time All-Star revealed that his..." April 27

  • 2 Miami Heat All-Stars Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler ‘Cursed Each Other Out in the Huddle’

    Heavy "Despite having a 24-point lead over the Chicago Bulls during the first half of the game, the Miami Heat nearly blew it all in the fourth quarter at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday night. Fueling Miami to eke out a 106-101 win over the Bulls, aggression from the team’s two..." April 25

  • Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo dish on heated moment during near-collapse

    Clutch Points "As the Miami Heat continues their quest for a playoff position, things haven’t exactly been smooth sailing as the team looks to get back on track. The two stars of Miami, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo were in the midst of heated words during a timeout in the second half...." April 25

  • Jimmy Butler’s 2-word take sums up Heat woes

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat continue on their downward spiral as they absorbed a loss against the injury-depleted Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Veteran swingman Jimmy Butler didn’t mince his words as he summed up the level of his team’s performance in a two-word..." April 24

  • Jimmy Butler calls Heat 'soft' after loss to the T-Wolves

    The Sports Daily "The NBA Playoffs are just around the corner, with the Heat still not having hit their stride, and their superstar leader is making it clear that they need to step up their aggression. Jimmy Butler is the heart and soul of the Heat, although the team might eventually be Bam..." April 19

  • Heat star Jimmy Butler’s ankle injury hurts chance of big upset vs. Nets

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat are due to challenge the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, however, they’ll be without Jimmy Butler because of an ankle injury. Butler tweaked his ankle back on April 13 during their game against the Phoenix Suns. According to the Miami Herald’s..." April 18

  • Jimmy Butler On The Heat: “We Just Think We’re Such A Good Team."

    Yahoo! Sports "Jimmy Butler did his part on Friday night to try to send the Miami Heat home with a victory to cap their four-game trip. But his 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists weren't enough as the Heat dropped their third game in a row, this time to the lowly Minnesota..." April 18

  • Jimmy Butler Injury Update: Has Miami Heat Superstar Damaged His Ankle?

    Republic World "The Miami Heat might have to play without Jimmy Butler for some games. While there is no official comment about his status for upcoming games, the Heat suffered a low scoring 106-86 loss against the Phoenix Suns. Head coach Erik Spoelstra addressed the injury later, aware of how dangerous..." April 15

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler doing his damage in stealth mode

    Sun Sentinel "As big a personality as the Miami Heat have had since the team’s Big Three era, Jimmy Butler still has a way of sneaking up people. So there he was last week, emerging from nowhere to the top of the league’s list of steals leaders, just as he went from stealth to the open..." April 12

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler appreciates new teammates’ defensive ‘gambles’

    Sun Sentinel "Jimmy Butler’s affection for “disciplined gambles” — as Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra once described them — has given him a greater appreciation for what his new teammates bring to the table defensively. The Heat already had two of the better..." April 05

  • Jimmy Butler’s 6-word statement sums up Heat’s woes

    Clutch Points "After suffering a loss from the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night, the Miami Heat received their fifth straight loss in a row. The team has been struggling recently, which isn’t ideal considering they’re in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. The..." March 27

  • Jimmy Butler has Heat looking like a sleeping giant

    CBS Sports "Over the All-Star break, I included the Miami Heat among my first-half winners despite the fact that they were just 18-18 over their first 36 games. The reason? They had weathered the COVID storm, which hit them as hard as anyone, and had won seven of eight heading into the break...." March 17

  • Jimmy Butler Jabs Reporter For 'Coalescing' Question, 'What The Hell Does That Mean?'

    TMZ "Merriam-Webster defines the word "coalesce" as a verb meaning "to grow together." ... and NBA superstar Jimmy Butler clearly could not care less. The Miami Heat wing BODIED a reporter Sunday for bringing that big word to his post-game press..." March 15

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler an MVP candidate?

    Miami Herald "Most would consider Jimmy Butler the Miami Heat’s most valuable player, but there are very few who have Butler among the top contenders in the NBA’s MVP race. That’s not too surprising, considering Butler has missed 14 of the Heat’s first 38 games this season..." March 15

  • Jimmy Butler Clowns Miami Heat Veteran Andre Iguodala: ‘Never Gonna Do That’

    Heavy "When Andre Iguodala threw down a rim-rattling, one-handed slam dunk from high altitude on Thursday night it surely brought a smile to his face. That’s because Miami Heat teammate Jimmy Butler told him it would never happen. The basket increased..." March 06

  • Heat's lineup shuffling continues as Jimmy Butler sits, Tyler Herro returns

    NBA.com "Miami’s lineup shuffling continues Sunday against the Hawks, as All-Star guard Jimmy Butler will miss his first game in a month due to a knee injury. Over his last 15 games, Butler averaged 21.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 8.7 assists while lifting the Heat from a slow start to the thick of..." February 28

  • Jimmy Butler teases Bam Adebayo for signing with Team Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler teased teammate Bam Adebayo during an interview after Friday night’s game. The Miami Heat had an impressive 124-116 win over the hot Utah Jazz. Butler had 33 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists in the win. Adebayo had 19 points, 11 rebounds and 7..." February 27

  • Kendrick Perkins Says Jimmy Butler Always Shows Up When It Matters Most After Miami Heat Win Over Utah Jazz

    Fadeaway World "Jimmy Butler has one of the best development stories in the league. He used to be a role player who then worked his way up to being an All-Star. During his time with the Miami Heat, Butler developed even further and cemented his superstar status when he led last season’s Miami Heat team..." February 27

  • Erik Spoelstra: Reason Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo aren't All-Stars

    Clutch Points "Many consider the Miami Heat duo of Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo to be two of the biggest snubs in this year’s All-Star teams. As it turns out, Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra couldn’t agree more with this notion, and he recently revealed the reason why he..." February 24

  • Fan has hilarious encounter with Jimmy Butler on the street

    Yardbarker "Jimmy Butler has long been one of the most popular players in the NBA, but the Miami Heat star was reminded this week of just how enthusiastic some of his fans can be. Butler was catching a ride on a baggage cart in the middle of a city street this week when a fan spotted..." February 23

  • Jimmy Butler Talks Heat Struggles, COVID-19 Battle

    Hoops Rumors "After a rash of injuries to key players and inconsistent play, the Heat own a 12-17 record, a far cry from last season when the team made the NBA Finals. As Miami prepares for an NBA Finals rematch against the Lakers on Saturday, superstar Jimmy Butler discussed the..." February 20

  • Jimmy Butler Has Hilarious Response To Dwyane Wade Comparisons

    The Spun "Jimmy Butler has become good friends with Dwayne Wade over the years, but he’s getting a bit tired of the constant comparisons to the Miami Heat legend. During an appearance on NBA On TNT last night, Butler expressed his frustration regarding the..." February 17

  • Jimmy Butler can’t do it all

    Hot Hot Hoops "Two weeks ago, I wrote that the Miami Heat need a major shake-up. Jimmy Butler had returned for two games since his extended absence due to the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The Heat still weren’t playing well. And then Miami won four straight..." February 17

  • Steph Curry, Jimmy Butler use different leadership styles with same goal

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  Stephen Curry is careful about authoritative words to teammates. He analyzes, ponders timing and potential repercussions. He is prudent about when and where he will speak, or whether he will say anything at all. This balances the brazen approach of fellow Warriors..." February 17

  • 'Jeopardy!' contestants fail to recognize Jimmy Butler

    Fox News "It's not often that "Jeopardy!" contestants are left speechless by a question. However, on Tuesday's episode of the popular quiz show, that's exactly what happened when guest host Ken Jennings asked a trio of competitors to identify Jimmy..." February 17

  • Jimmy Butler Challenges Heat Teammate Duncan Robinson to ‘Watch Film, Get Open’

    Heavy "It’s been a learning process for Duncan Robinson this year after going from an under-the-radar sensation to a key starter for the Miami Heat. His numbers are slightly down through the first 26 games, something the undrafted player must fix on the fly. Robinson was held..." February 14

  • How Jimmy Butler can keep improving for Miami Heat in 2020-21 NBA season

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Heat are on a three-game winning streak for the first time this season, and Jimmy Butler is the big reason behind it. Butler was out due to COVID-19 for two weeks during January, but returned for his sixth game last night, in which he put up 26 points, eight rebounds, and 10..." February 10

  • Jimmy Butler’s 6-word reaction to the Knicks acquiring Derrick Rose

    Heat Nation "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler took some time to touch on the reported trade that will send Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks. The Heat defeated the Knicks on Sunday, and Butler talked about how his former coach Tom Thibodeau is bringing some familiar faces to..." February 09

  • Bradley Beal vocal on his horrendous night against Jimmy Butler, Heat

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal was stopped in his tracks by the Miami Heat on Friday night. Heading to the encounter with a league-high average of 34.8 points per game, Beal had a hard time gaining momentum and only managed to come out with seven measly..." February 06

  • Wizards Guard Bradley Beal Calls Miami Heat Star Jimmy Butler ‘Unbelievable’

    Heavy "Before Miami faces off against Washington for the third time this season on February 5, Wizards star Bradley Beal opened up about his honest thoughts on his Eastern Conference opponents, in particular, Heat star Jimmy Butler. Beal, 27, who notched 32 points,..." February 05

  • Jimmy Butler missed basketball (and dominoes), but the Miami Heat missed him even more

    Miami Herald "Jimmy Butler plopped down in his chair and let out a long, exaggerated sigh. It had been a while — almost exactly three weeks — since last he sat down in front of a camera to talk about playing basketball. “It’s different,” he said Saturday,..." February 01

  • With Jimmy Butler back, Heat looking to right ship and fix ‘bad’ habits

    Sun Sentinel "The Miami Heat’s excitement was palpable after ending their five-game losing skid with a victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. “The Heat,” Tyler Herro said, “is back on.” Back to the top of the Eastern Conference standings and..." February 01

  • Jimmy Butler drops 30 in return from 10-game absence due to safety protocols

    The Score "After a 10-game absence due to health and safety protocols, Jimmy Butler finally returned to the Miami Heat lineup for Saturday's 105-104 win over the Sacramento Kings. "He's worked extremely hard behind the scenes," head coach Erik..." January 31

  • Jimmy Butler back in Heat mix after 10 games away

    Sun Sentinel "After 10 games away from the team due to pandemic protocols, Jimmy Butler was back in the Miami Heat mix for Saturday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings at AmericanAirlines Arena. “He’s worked extremely hard behind the scenes,” coach Erik Spoelstra said...." January 30

  • Heat Star Jimmy Butler Dropped Over 12 Pounds in a Week

    Heavy "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler has lost over 12 pounds in one week according to Ethan Skolnick of the Five on the Floor podcast. Skolnick insinuates– but does not confirm — that Butler’s disturbing weight loss was due to contracting COVID-19, not just..." January 28

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler to miss 10th straight game vs. Clippers as he ramps up conditioning

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is set to sit out his team’s Thursday night matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers, marking his 10th consecutive missed game. Butler, who has been on an extended spell on the sidelines due to the league’s..." January 28

  • Jimmy Butler still remains out for Heat due to COVID-19 protocols

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat will still be without star forward Jimmy Butler for Wednesday’s tilt against the Denver Nuggets. The 31-year-old has not yet received clearance from the league to rejoin his squad due to the NBA’s stringent health and safety..." January 26

  • Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Duncan Robinson Invited to Join 2021 Olympic Team, But There’s a Catch

    Heavy "Not one, not two, but three players from the Miami Heat have received the coveted invite to join the 2021 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team this summer in Tokyo, Japan, according to multiple reports on January 23. The three Heat stars joining the pool of the 60 most elite..." January 23

  • Heat Update Jimmy Butler’s Status, Rule 3 Players Out vs Raptors

    Heavy "The Miami Heat will hit the road once again without All-Star forward Jimmy Butler. Head coach Erik Spoelstra announced Butler and veteran guard Avery Bradley wouldn’t travel with the team for at least the first two games of a four-game trip. This marks the fifth straight..." January 19

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler Sings R&B Hit for NBA Legend’s Birthday

    Heavy "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler celebrated former NBA legend Dwyane Wade‘s 39th birthday by sharing a video of the former teammates belting out K-Ci and JoJo’s hit song, “All My Life,” on his Instagram Stories on January 17. In the video clip,..." January 17

  • Jimmy Butler reveals Mark Wahlberg peer pressure led to first glass of wine

    Awesemo "Jimmy Butler has become an avid fan of drinking wine in recent years, but it hasn’t always been that way. The Heat all-star recently revealed a story about how he was once peer pressured into drinking wine for the first time. While speaking about how he found a long term home in Miami,..." January 14

  • Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo Among Others out Due to COVID-19 Protocols

    Bleacher Report "The Miami Heat's game against the Boston Celtics on Sunday was postponed because COVID-19 contact tracing following an inconclusive test left the Heat organization without the required number of players available.  A day later, Jimmy Butler, Goran..." January 11

  • Jimmy Butler says Miami Heat not playing hard enough

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler does not believe his Miami Heat are playing the way they need to. The Heat lost 107-105 at home to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday to drop to 3-4 on the season. That’s a disappointing start for a team coming off an NBA Finals appearance last..." January 07