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- Erik Spoelstra vows to play Udonis Haslem before season ends: ‘I’m going to make it happen’
- Report: Miami Heat to be without Jimmy Butler for Tuesday’s game vs. Dallas Mavericks
- Udonis Haslem balks at thought of Kevin Garnett being as ‘tough’ as Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan
- Udonis Haslem issues strong statement on Miami Heat trying to avoid ‘silly’ play-in tournament
- Jimmy Butler calls reporter ‘sorry a-s’ for asking if Miami Heat are worried about tough remainder of schedule
- Jimmy Butler admits he’s ‘praying and hoping’ that Miami Heat are going to play their best basketball at right time
- Bam Adebayo claims he deserves DPOY consideration: ‘I float under the radar because I’m not a big name in this NBA’
- Jimmy Butler gets game ball for making NBA history after Miami Heat beat Charlotte Hornets
Jae Crowder Looks Back at Time Tom Thibodeau Challenged Him to Fight During Middle of Game
- Updated: July 25, 2020
On Saturday, it was reported that Tom Thibodeau landed a massive head-coaching deal with the New York Knicks.
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Crowder, 30, is not afraid to back down from anyone.
The pugnacious forward has stood up to opposing players and coaches during his career.
The incident between Crowder and Thibodeau took place in 2018. Crowder was a member of the Utah Jazz, while Thibodeau served as the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
At the time, All-Star Jimmy Butler played for the Timberwolves. The journeyman and Thibodeau have a strong relationship, going back to their days together with the Chicago Bulls.
Ironically, Butler and Crowder now compete alongside each other in Miami.
The pair is looking to bring the Heat a title. The Heat are the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Heat resume the 2019-20 season against the Denver Nuggets on Aug. 1.