Jimmy Butler has funny excuse for celebration fine
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler is not surprised that he got fined for his celebration during Tuesday’s win over Atlanta, but he is asserting that he absolutely cannot be held responsible.
Butler admitted he was not shocked by the fine both he received for his hip-thrust celebration during Tuesday’s series clincher. He also wasn’t even surprised that the team was fined for turning it into a GIF. However, he defended himself by saying he was only doing what coach Erik Spoelstra told him to.
Jimmy Butler blames Spo for his $15K fine and won’t be changing his celebrations. Here is his full response 😂 pic.twitter.com/QiFcUJ1BDK
— Giselle Espinales (@GiselleSports) April 30, 2022
“It’s Spo’s fault. It is,” Butler said Saturday. “He always says to celebrate everybody else’s success. Max (Strus) go on a 10-0 run, I celebrate, I get fined.”
Spoelstra will probably be fine wearing this one. The team won, so all is well. As long as this blame game is in jest, unlike earlier in the season, there are no problems here.