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NBA players erupt after Jimmy Butler’s masterful Game 3 performance
- Updated: October 4, 2020
In the past, Jimmy Butler was not only underappreciated, he was also disrespected because of his mercurial style of leadership.
But after Game 3 of the NBA Finals, he gained plenty of respect, as many around the NBA world gave him props on social media for his beastly performance.
Truly a masterpiece from Jimmy
Jimmy a DOG!!!
Talk yo sh*t JIMMY!!!!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 5, 2020
JIMMY TALKING THAT BIG CASH😂😂😂😂
— Mikal Bridges (@mikal_bridges) October 5, 2020
Jimmy buckets it was a honor to play aside you!!! #leader
— James Ennis (@JamesDa_Truth) October 5, 2020
They really tried to trick us into thinking that Jimmy wasn’t a guy that you want on your team if you wanna win 🤦🏽♂️.
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) October 5, 2020
I don’t wanna hear anymore Jimmy Butler slander.. that man is TOUGH
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) October 5, 2020
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) October 5, 2020
Ok Jimmy 😤
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) October 5, 2020
He put up 40 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and two blocks to carry the Heat to a vital victory.
This season has marked a turnaround of sorts for Butler, as his reputation has greatly improved.
A big reason why is the Heat’s championship-caliber culture, where confrontation is not only accepted, it’s a key component of the team’s personality.
Now, thanks to Butler, Miami has gotten itself into this championship series against a more talented Los Angeles Lakers team.