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Pau Gasol gives Jimmy Butler ultimate compliment after taking Lakers to 6 games
- Updated: October 12, 2020
Former Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol is a class act.
I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge how proud I am of @JimmyButler. You're one of the best players in the world, and a great leader!!
Congratulations to you and to the @MiamiHEAT on an outstanding season 👏🙌🔝
Love you little bro! pic.twitter.com/icWzUNeiiR
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) October 12, 2020
When the 2019-20 season started, it looked like simply making the playoffs would be a successful season for a Heat team that largely consisted of young prospects.
Instead, they burst out the gate and claimed the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. Then they impressed and inspired the basketball world by first upsetting the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in convincing fashion, then by reaching the NBA Finals.
Although the Heat lost the championship in six games to the Lakers, they can hold their heads up high.
Butler carried them the entire way, not just with his play on the court, but also by being an outstanding leader.