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Jimmy Butler teases Lakers fans with Cameron Brink comment

Jimmy Butler in a black Heat jersey

Dec 16, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) dribbles the ball up the court against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at Kaseya Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler sent Los Angeles Lakers fans into a frenzy with a comment he made in an interview while attending Friday’s WNBA game in Los Angeles.

During an in-game interview, Butler was asked about the talented core the Los Angeles Sparks are building around rookies Rickea Jackson and Cameron Brink. Butler’s response was a fun one, as he took advantage of Brink wearing No. 22 to get Laker fans fired up.

“For some reason, 22 just looks good in purple and gold,” Butler said.

Butler, of course, also wears No. 22, and has been rumored as an offseason trade candidate. He hasn’t been linked to the Lakers, but maybe he is trying to start the speculation himself. He is also acknowledging Brink, who is a huge fan of his and actually got to meet him following the game.

There is one rather important detail that Butler is ignoring: the Lakers have retired No. 22 in honor of Elgin Baylor, so Butler would not be able to wear it even if he did wind up there. He probably knows that, but why let that fact get in the way of him having a little fun?


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