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Report: Some within NBA don’t consider Jimmy Butler capable of leading team to title as No. 1 option
- Updated: October 6, 2020
Miami trails the Los Angeles Lakers 1-2 in the best-of-seven series, and Butler has done just about everything in his power to keep the Heat in it.
Miami’s star recorded a 40-point triple-double in Game 3 to help lead the Heat to a 115-104 win.
However, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, there are people around the NBA that believe that Butler can’t win a title as the best player on the team.
“The Butler-Paul George debate has raged awhile,” Lowe wrote. “Both have ranked somewhere between the league’s eighth- and 12th-best players the past few seasons. I have (barely) leaned George in the past, though both are amazing.
“The reasoning, which you hear within the league: Neither is winning a ring as the No. 1 option, and George, because of his shooting, is the perfect No. 2.”
Despite this notion, Butler has guided Miami to the NBA Finals and knocked off both the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks and star-studded Boston Celtics to get there.
Butler has proven this season that he can lead a team to the Finals and is just three wins away from proving all the doubters wrong regarding his ability to win a ring as the lead man.
The Heat and Lakers will square off in Game 4 tonight from the Orlando, Fla. bubble.