Jimmy Butler has message for rest of NBA
Jimmy Butler is putting the rest of the NBA on notice.
Butler’s Miami Heat went through a rough stretch recently where they lost four in a row. But they broke that losing streak with a 123-100 win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
After snapping the losing streak, Butler spoke with the media. He touted his team.
Jimmy Butler: I feel like we put together this roster to win a championship. It feels like a championship caliber team. When we’re clicking, I think we’re going to be tough to beat. pic.twitter.com/FerHxcLsmr
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“I feel like that we put together this roster to win a championship,” he said. “It feels like a championship-caliber team. It does. We have lapses at times. We have a couple more days, games to figure that all out. But when we’re clicking, when we’re guarding, when we’re making shots, when we’re sharing the ball, I think we’re going to be really tough to beat.”
The Heat reached the NBA Finals during the pandemic-altered 2020 season. Last year they lost in the first round of the playoffs. But Miami enters a big game Wednesday against the Celtics holding the top spot in the East. They seem to have many of their communication issues worked out, which should be a positive sign moving forward. Butler certainly is confident about matters.
Photo: Jan 22, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) controls the ball against the Washington Wizards during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports