Twitter erupts as rumors spread that Jimmy Butler hooked up with Rachel Nichols in NBA bubble - Heat Nation

Twitter erupts as rumors spread that Jimmy Butler hooked up with Rachel Nichols in NBA bubble

Rachel Nichols and Jimmy Butler

NBA fans had a field day across social media overnight when rumors began spreading that Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler got intimate with ESPN anchor Rachel Nichols during the 2020 NBA bubble.

The rumors come at a very interesting time. Nichols has been in the news lately after an audio recording leaked of her making disparaging comments about fellow ESPN anchor Maria Taylor.

In short, Nichols stated that she felt that ESPN was handing Taylor undeserved opportunities in an attempt to be seen as more diverse. Nichols added that she was not going to let the company take opportunities away from her and give them to Taylor.

Though Nichols has since publicly apologized for her comments, the jury is still out on whether or not many ESPN fans will forgive her.

Butler, on the other hand, is coming off of a frustrating 2020-21 NBA season. His Heat were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Although Butler did his part in the regular season, he struggled in the playoffs. The 31-year-old shot the ball at a 29.7 percent clip in the postseason and averaged just 14.5 points per game.

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