- Dwyane Wade’s Emphatic Reaction to Anthony Davis’ Game-Winner vs. Denver Nuggets
- Jimmy Butler Sends Stern Challenge to Miami Heat Teammates After Game 3 Loss to Boston Celtics
- The Uplifting Advice Udonis Haslem Gave Miami Heat After Disappointing Game 3
- Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra on Why Jimmy Butler Wasn’t in at End of 4th Quarter of Game 3
- Brad Stevens Reveals What Boston Celtics Did to Contain Goran Dragic in Game 3
- Meyers Leonard’s Wife Shows Off Huge Difference Between Miami Heat and Boston Celtics Benches
- Report: Boston Celtics Offer Huge Update on Gordon Hayward’s Status for Game 3
- Video: Goran Dragic Reveals Owner of Direct Competitor to Jimmy Butler’s Big Face Coffee
- Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic Gush Over Multiple Unique Qualities of Erik Spoelstra
- Dwyane Wade Makes Pointed Statement About Underrated Erik Spoelstra: ‘He Doesn’t Get Enough Credit’
Former WNBA Star Bashes Jimmy Butler, Calls Signing With Miami Heat ‘Loser Move’
- Updated: July 17, 2019
Lisa Leslie is considered one of the greatest WNBA players of all time.
In 12 seasons in the WNBA, all with the Los Angeles Sparks, she averaged 17.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 47 percent from the field. Over her professional career, she won two WNBA championships and four Olympic gold medals.
She has always seemed classy and complimentary in the public eye, but she recently made some not-so-flattering comments about Jimmy Butler deciding to leave the Philadelphia 76ers to join the Miami Heat.
"He decided to take his talents down to Miami. Lights, Camera, Action. That's what he wanted. Kind of a loser move to me."@LisaLeslie isn't a fan of Jimmy Butler's move to South Beach. #WNTT pic.twitter.com/QMHIsfM5Zn
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) July 17, 2019
Coming off four consecutive All-Star selections, Butler was traded to the 76ers early this past season after he expressed his discontent with playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves. In 55 games in Philly, his numbers dipped a bit from previous seasons to 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
He was still considered a vital part of a 76ers team that came a couple of bounces away from defeating the eventual world champion Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, as he became their designated go-to guy in crunch time.
Instead of staying in Philly and playing for a team that likely would’ve been considered the favorites of the East to reach the NBA Finals, he chose to bolt to Miami and become “the man” on a young team that, unlike the 76ers, is devoid of any other All-Stars, a decision which apparently drew the ire of Leslie.