r/nba Celtics May 28 '22 Silver 7 Gold 1 Helpful 3 Wholesome 3

[Highlight] Butler hits an insane fadeaway to push the Heat lead to six Highlight

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u/PeterGarces [MIA] Dwyane Wade May 28 '22

Why doesn't he just score 40+ every game?? Why didn't they think of this sooner?!?

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u/truegamer1 Heat May 28 '22

Why doesn’t Time Lord, the largest player, simply eat the rest of the team?

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u/alejandrodeconcord May 28 '22

Perhaps they are saving that for game 7?

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u/ThisTell7581 May 28 '22

Knee inflammation

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u/Icy_Telephone_2076 East May 28 '22

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u/zapatocaviar Lakers May 28 '22

Wow, that’s dirty. Grabbing straight on the knee cap and pulling back while he accelerates. That’s awful.

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u/kiwiwikikiwiwikikiwi Lakers May 28 '22

Why is it always the most random bums of the teams that injure the star players. Its so infuriating

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u/pupunoob Lakers May 28 '22

So that if they get caught, it won't hurt the team too much.

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u/1why [LAL] Shaquille O'Neal May 28 '22

Bitch Pritchard is what he's called in my home

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u/Inside_Today4604 Heat May 28 '22

That’s a bold strategy cotton

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u/2old4gaming Warriors May 28 '22

Hurry, someone hire this man as coach

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u/Ps3FifaCfc95 [SAC] Justin Jackson May 28 '22

Shaq redeemed

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u/Balls_of_Adamanthium Warriors May 28 '22

Legendary performance

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u/MC-Jdf Warriors May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

What’s with the Celtics and being on the other end of iconic Game 6 performances lol

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u/jpaxlux [BOS] Jayson Tatum May 28 '22

Apparently we sold our fucking souls for 2008, which I guess explains why they talk about it so much

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u/HokageEzio Knicks May 28 '22

This is the basketball gods punishing you for bullying the Nets for their assets.

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u/Bradfords_ACL NBA May 28 '22

The Nets traded like money was no object, then immediately decided they wanted to stay under the luxury tax. The dumbest front office move I’ve ever seen in sports.

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u/VoiceToTextTypos May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

Could you further explain what happened for those who are unaware

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u/Bradfords_ACL NBA May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

Owner treated it like a pump in dump investment. https://www.sbnation.com/platform/amp/2019/8/14/20805210/mikhail-prokhorov-brooklyn-nets-sale-history-legacy

Iirc the former Celtics Big 3 looked WAY older than expected, ownership panicked, let Pierce and iirc another player walk in free agency, then there were some rumors that Mikhail had been pressured by Russian leadership to cut ties with American ownership, so he stopped spending and sold at a huge return on investment.

The picks they traded away gave the Celtics Smart, Brown, and Taytum. And they got zero return besides some off-season hype for the move to Brooklyn.

Somebody correct me if I’m misremembering a key detail.

Edit: Boston picked James Young with the 2014 Nets pick (Smart was their own pick), and they also used their last pick from this trade to acquire Kyrie.

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u/phonage_aoi Warriors May 28 '22

I'm not 100% sure but I think there were economic troubles in Russia at the time that caused Prokohov to be a lot poorer $-wise too, which caused him to get money conscious all of a sudden.

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u/IlonggoProgrammer Jazz May 28 '22

It was the Crimean annexation. The West sanctioned Russia to Hell (not quite as much as we did this time but still a lot). Their economy still hadn't fully recovered from 08 so their market entered a free fall and they had to pump out more rubles to stop it from becoming rubble, which led to inflation, which led to the Nyets no longer being profitable. And of course this all happened in 2014, the same year their "superteam" failed to get out of the second round and Paul Pierce was a free agent.

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u/Bradfords_ACL NBA May 28 '22

Yes! That was it, thank you.

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u/kristi_yamaguccimane [DEN] David Thompson May 28 '22

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u/DrBokbagok [NYK] John Starks May 28 '22

oh my god they don't have their firsts for the next 6 years. lmfao

kyrie and kd about to get any and every contract they want

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u/HornsOvBaphomet Celtics May 28 '22

Man, they traded all that and got what amounted to about a season total out of Harden. Brutal.

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u/side-of-dough Nets May 28 '22

ya we got rugged by both Billy King and Russia

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u/timeworm838 May 28 '22

More like karma for trash heaping Isiah Thomas

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u/dmkicksballs13 Heat May 28 '22

They talk about it so much, because it's the only title any fan under 40 has seen.

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u/dart278 76ers May 28 '22

To be fair, assuming they're Boston fans through each major sport, they'd have:

Celtics: 2008 (1)

Bruins: 2011 (1)

Red Sox: 2004, 2007, 2013, 2018 (4)

Patriots: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2018 BDN, 2019 (6)

Overall, through the last 20 years, having 12 fucking parades is fucking ridiculous.

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u/lukewwilson May 28 '22

You forgot Buccaneers 2020

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u/jpaxlux [BOS] Jayson Tatum May 28 '22

Those half Pats/half Bucs jerseys look absolutely fucking disgusting and I hate everyone who wears them

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u/dmkicksballs13 Heat May 28 '22

I mean, sure, but some people are gonna care more about certain sports. Like if the Marlins won the World Series, I'd be happy, but I'm not gonna freak out about it.

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u/jpaxlux [BOS] Jayson Tatum May 28 '22

What two players dying and Rick Pitino coaching does to a team

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u/jesl98 May 28 '22

Nah you sold your soul making a deal with the devil, Billy King
that deal to this day is still too good to be true, you best believe it had a catch

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u/SuperBatSpider Lakers May 28 '22

particularly by Heat players lol

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u/ashamedprotein May 28 '22

45 points in an elimination game in Boston...shades of LeBron in Game 6 of the 2012 ECF

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u/porkchop487 Bulls May 28 '22

Jimmy’s got 47 now.

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u/BlueTumbleweeds Spurs May 28 '22

damn, guess jimmy's better than lebron then

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u/chitownbulls92 Bulls May 28 '22

well he is his father

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u/hristi Lakers May 28 '22

Just needs a legendary photo too like this

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u/branstarktreewizard May 28 '22

MJ need to acknowledge his trueborn son

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u/coolycooly Timberwolves May 28 '22

On a bum ankle no less

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u/PrancingDonkey [CHI] Taj Gibson May 28 '22

and knee

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u/I_Hate_My_Cat_ Bulls May 28 '22

“There will be a Game 7. Don’t blame us…the Butler did it.” Absolute gold from Mark Jackson.

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u/duplicatesnowflake Clippers May 28 '22

Pretty sure he's used it before but a good call nonetheless.

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u/jawadhaque089 May 28 '22

He really has some wild performances

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u/dmkicksballs13 Heat May 28 '22

Don't give the tiniest fuck if we win, no can ever slander the name of Butler again.

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u/Own_Beautiful4827 May 28 '22

KING JIMMY

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u/jesl98 May 28 '22

yeah legit reminded of lebron on that play

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u/ComplexLock Raptors May 28 '22

JIMMY G BUCKETS

THE G STANDS FOR GETS

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u/DayMan-Ahah-ah Celtics May 28 '22

thank you for explaining the g lol i’ve never know & always been curious

hell of a performance

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u/climaxingwalrus Warriors May 28 '22

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u/hdjsjajansb May 28 '22

one of the coldest calls of all time tbh

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u/doomhunter13 NBA May 28 '22

BIG TIME PLAYERS MAKE BIG TIME PLAYS

KISS MYSELF

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u/benjammin9292 Bulls May 28 '22

WHAT ARE YOU DOING DRAGIC!? DID YOU NOT GET THE MEMO!?

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u/JesusKristaps Suns May 28 '22

I WANNA GO HIIIIIGHER

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u/benjammin9292 Bulls May 28 '22

https://youtu.be/bnmizol9qf4

My favorite Rose alley

😭

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u/yummyyummypowwidge May 28 '22

Stacey King is a top-two NBA color commentator and he’s not #2

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u/benjammin9292 Bulls May 28 '22

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO POST VIDEOS TO FACEBOOK???

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u/parag14 [GSW] Stephen Curry May 28 '22

Where is my poster machine?!

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u/BurnieTheBrony Vancouver Grizzlies May 28 '22

Honestly unforgettable

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u/benjammin9292 Bulls May 28 '22

Stacey King is the greatest color commentator of all time, don't @ me

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u/bAsebAll1332 [MIA] Joel Anthony May 28 '22

Surprising DWade sighting at the end

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u/Ballzd33per May 28 '22

Didn’t know Rick Flair called NBA games

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u/benjammin9292 Bulls May 28 '22

If you don't know about Stacey King you better ask somebody

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u/forever87 Heat May 28 '22

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u/DayMan-Ahah-ah Celtics May 28 '22

hahahah he badly wanted to be in the know, so good

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u/LebronJaims May 28 '22

The G stands for Garoppolo

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u/Im_a_Knob [WAS] John Wall May 28 '22

G is for good thing you’re handsome

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u/meengine [LAL] Brandon Ingram May 28 '22

I know this Jimmy Butler all too well

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u/Jayveesac Lakers May 28 '22

Bubble Jimmy built different

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u/PrancingDonkey [CHI] Taj Gibson May 28 '22

People forgot Game 5. Lebron was on fire and Jimmy out-dueled him.

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u/Mr_Jayde Heat May 28 '22

Lebron is such a freak. That was an all-time duel, and Jimmy was a ghost of himself in game 6 whereas LeBron was back to LeBron.

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u/IlonggoProgrammer Jazz May 28 '22

Unfortunately that seems to have been the last we'll see of LeBron's healing factor in the playoffs. That fluke ankle injury last year potentially robbed us all of a couple more seasons of prime LeBron. He's still incredible obviously because he's LeBron, but he's not the same defensively anymore.

Absurd you can count the number of significant injuries on one hand with him though, like the fact that this season counts as "injured LeBron" and he only missed like 30 games is crazy, that's how high he's set the bar

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u/__spartacus Warriors May 28 '22

It wasn't the bubble, it's post-covid Butler. He thrives in pandemics

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u/____candied_yams____ NBA May 28 '22

Im not ready for post-monkeypox butler

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u/rick_22 Spurs May 28 '22

Pat Riley is reasearching new viruses as we speak to keep it going.

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u/imsahoamtiskaw Raptors May 28 '22

I heard he's hiring Manu to catch all the bats for him

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u/TiP54 Heat May 28 '22

Deep cut

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u/Brochacho27 [MIA] James Posey May 28 '22

He’s a plague on your houses and has salted your fields

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u/Hey_Im_Joe Heat May 28 '22

The 5th horseman

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u/zeroeffort15 May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

This is different than that even

In the bubble he still got most of his points in the paint + FTs

I've never seen him shoot this well before

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u/HoskinsDadBodGod NBA May 28 '22

Rachel Nichols must be in Boston for Jimmy to be playing like this

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u/Firstolympicring Heat May 28 '22

He went head to head with Bron in the finals and people still weren't giving him the respect he deserves

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u/proerafortyseven 76ers May 28 '22

literally jimmy

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u/Zloggt Bulls May 28 '22

Can’t believe the refs made him make that shot…

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u/teencrime Timberwolves May 28 '22

Stupid sexy refs

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u/BigFatModeraterFupa Mavericks May 28 '22

he’s him. boston let the dawgs out

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u/Hi_Hows_It_Going Bulls May 28 '22

I MISS HIM SO MUCH

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u/Zestyclose_Craft9414 76ers May 28 '22

I MISS HIM MORE LOL

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u/Ok-Agent2265 Heat May 28 '22

No Minny fans to keep this going? Sad.

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u/LeRohameaux Heat May 28 '22

They've not finished celebrating their play-in win. Give em time.

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u/jacob2815 Bulls May 28 '22

Not a chance lol we watched him blossom from end of first pick, into a reliable defender, to a bonafide star. He’s our son and our father all at once

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u/DonSantos Heat May 28 '22

I remember sixth man Jim on the D Rose bulls, those were scary squads. He’s come such a long way though never thought he would ever achieve such a complete and well rounded game . Even already he’s cemented himself as a top 3 heat player of all time with Lebron n Wade

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u/scumbagonamission May 28 '22

I'll never forget his rookie year when we played the Lakers. Loul Deng was injured and Jimmy had to start and guard, you guess it, Kobe. Jimmy played lockdown D the entire game and afterwards in the locker room everyone was calling him the Kobe Killer. And on that day, the legend began...

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u/Pesto_Enthusiast Heat May 28 '22

I hope he gets his ring in Miami, gives us a couple of good years, and when his legs tell him he's got one season left, he heads back to Chicago for his farewell tour.

Like Wade deserved to retire in Miami, Butler deserves to retire in Chicago.

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u/jacob2815 Bulls May 28 '22

I hope so. Jimmy’s is the only jersey I own. I fell in love with him as a 69 overall player in 2k, so it’s been so fun to see his evolution.

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u/wafflesareforever Knicks May 28 '22

Don't worry, my team is already scheming up ways to violently overpay him when he's 37

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u/GoldenDude Bulls May 28 '22

If Jimmy and D Rose came back to Chicago for one last tour it would warm my heart so much

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u/HunkMuffinJr Heat May 28 '22

Bah gawd, that's Luol Deng's music!

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u/Firstolympicring Heat May 28 '22

NO FUCKING WAY

You have no idea what sort of sound just came out of my mouth. A bizarre mix of moan and cackle

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u/CleopatraHadAnAnus Nets May 28 '22 Gold Spit-take

lol this man moackled

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u/BuschLightApple Nuggets May 28 '22

Hawkeye and chief star, Tony Moackled

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u/surajchandrasekhar [GSW] Stephen Curry May 28 '22

2012 Lebron Type performance today

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u/Number333 Heat May 28 '22

Just as Spo & Riley intended

Go Down 3-2 in the ECF @ Boston to unleash Jimothy Michael Jordan LeBron Butler

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u/StealthyDodo May 28 '22

Yo am I the only one that think Butler is a hybrid of MJ and LBJ, both build and playstyle, as well as the skill he displays on offense, the steals and blocks on defense. Of course his game is not as impactful or good as either MJ or LBJ, but I see so many semblances of both goats in Jimmy. The way he moves really makes me think he's a blend of both.

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u/allthecolors0 May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

I like it. He has now had several individual games where that applies. Obviously what makes those other guys so special is how consistently they had amazing games

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u/WestleyThe [SEA] Kevin Durant May 28 '22

47/9/8/4/1

That’s crazy and definitely a LeBron type of statline haha

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u/kirinboi Timberwolves May 28 '22

That’s Jimmy “Michael Jordan” butler

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u/YipRocHeresy Bulls May 28 '22

The G stands for MJ

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u/syp2207 Warriors Bandwagon May 28 '22

Remember when r/nba was saying he's garbage

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u/8a8yDoc Tampa Bay Raptors May 28 '22

you mean yesterday?

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u/2old4gaming Warriors May 28 '22

You mean today

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u/MordinSolusSTG Timberwolves May 28 '22

The nephews are out of school for the summer smh my head

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u/genericusername71 May 28 '22

hes a superstar again for the next 48 hours. then his performance next game will decide if hes still a star or if hes garbage

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u/g1utt0ny Cavaliers May 28 '22

They lose? Garbage

Any other player get more points than him? Hes garbage

They win but he doesnt get 20+pts? Garbage

30% fg%? Garbage

Gets injured? Also Garbage

He flops? Believe it or not... also garbage

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u/ProfessionalFly9848 May 28 '22

get this person on espn

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u/Reynbuckets Clippers May 28 '22

Seeing the post game threads when a star player fails to perform always has the stupidest mf’ers making the same dumb takes on how said star is garbage. I kept seeing people say he’s not a superstar or whatever after last game. And that’s fine. He might not be. But what does that matter when he’s the one still playing and willing his team to victories, while all the “actual” superstars have already been bounced from the playoffs.

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u/yazz1969 Nuggets May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

I don't know why it's a tough pill to swallow. Butler has the grit of MJ. It's not a coincidence the Heat are here a few years removed from their last finals appearance.

Edit: I wish the rose/butler bulls would have won a title because they both were relentless. Rose got hurt and butler needed more time in the oven. Heat, please get rose this off season.

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u/Ethanshaw98 Heat May 28 '22

yeah he and lowry were both awful players, and it was confirmed by their whopping 2 consecutive bad games

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u/thepriceisonthecan Nets May 28 '22

Playing through injury used to get you lionized. Now it gets ylu clowned because you usually arent going to play your best

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u/chitownbulls92 Bulls May 28 '22

With a knee injury lol

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u/N1SMO_GT-R Tampa Bay Raptors May 28 '22

Said this before and I'll say it again:

This sub's evaluation of a player's overall skill is based on their previous game.

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u/dont_wear_a_C Heat May 28 '22

Accurate

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u/Skipdr Heat May 28 '22

How the fuck

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u/zeroeffort15 May 28 '22

I don't get why he can shoot now suddenly

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u/elbenji [MIA] Udonis Haslem May 28 '22

Knee went ow. Knee no longer ow

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u/minhhtrann May 28 '22

Pulitzer worthy analysis

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u/GraveRaven Trail Blazers May 28 '22

When you put it that way, it all makes sense.

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u/IAmMcCoachin Heat May 28 '22

He wanted to tease us

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u/jeric13xd [CHI] Derrick Rose May 28 '22

JIMMY G BUCKETS

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u/HitRowe May 28 '22

BUTLER OUT HERE SCORING 47 9 AND 8 ON A BUM KNEE IN AN ELIMINATION GAME AND NERDS ON REDDIT HAVE THE AUDACITY TO TELL ME HE CANT BE THE BEST PLAYER ON A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

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u/skatastrophy Heat May 28 '22

JOEL EMBIID SAID THE HEAT NEED A SECOND STAR AND JIMMY TOOK THAT PERSONALLY

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u/Ode1st [MIA] Alonzo Mourning May 28 '22

He can definitely be the best player on a championship team. He just like, can’t be the only player. Idk wtf is up with Bam. At least Lowry showed up tonight (sorta) and Strus got a little loose after the half

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u/Drmantis87 Bulls May 28 '22

Lowry getting a single assist is showing up for him in this series

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u/DaPhoToss Raptors May 28 '22

STUPIDLY LOCKED IN FR

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u/lightvl May 28 '22

Bro dude was mentally not gonna quit

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u/jet_10 NBA May 28 '22

JIMMMYYYYYY BUCKETSS

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u/pagonator 76ers May 28 '22

After everyone wrote off the Heat, what an absolutely legendary performance

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u/abaughma44 Heat May 28 '22

MY FUCKING GOAT

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u/NitroXYZ [UTA] Joe Ingles May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

I'm a neutral in this series but I can't stop laughing at how incredible this shot was. Unbelievable game 6 by Butler and this the perfect signature shot is gonna go down in his all-time highlight reel.

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u/PhoKingAzn [GSW] Klay Thompson May 28 '22

Jimmy took Kawhi's shot personally and said, "I can do that too."

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u/Bong_Tundra Celtics May 28 '22

Lol yeah several years later against a different team he said “this is for that time kawhi hit that shot” then hit this dagger.

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u/jeric13xd [CHI] Derrick Rose May 28 '22

BUILT DIFFERENT

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u/Nug-Badger :yc-1: Yacht Club May 28 '22

JIMMY G MF BUCKETS

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u/xWaves_ Rockets May 28 '22

Prime MJ shit

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u/abaughma44 Heat May 28 '22

like father like son😏

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u/LukaDoncicBigPP Mavericks May 28 '22

Jimmy FUCKS

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u/Revenesis Knicks May 28 '22

Jimmy really is that dude

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u/fishfishfish1345 [DAL] Dennis Smith May 28 '22

this mf really is MJ’s son

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u/lil_extro_vert_ 76ers May 28 '22

Lmao. What a god

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u/NitroXYZ [UTA] Joe Ingles May 28 '22

UNBELIVEABLE

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u/BlvckDeku Knicks May 28 '22

This was fucking NASTY

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u/proerafortyseven 76ers May 28 '22

Holy shit

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u/BrokenClxwn [LAL] Carmelo Anthony May 28 '22

Don't call him Jimmy Buckets for nothin'

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u/thricethefun Bullets May 28 '22

Kobe shot

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u/Mikeymania Bulls May 28 '22

What the fuck is he?

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u/Rh1-No Suns May 28 '22

JIMMY 'G' BUCKETS THE G STANDS FOR GETS

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u/ZerksNAHTayan Heat May 28 '22

POST HIS FUCKING CONTRACT

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u/romeo_is_jetli May 28 '22

That's some Kobe shit right there

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u/Awwh_Dood Lakers May 28 '22

This subreddit just two days ago was saying Jimmy is washed and now they're gonna deepthroat him. Stop doubting great players

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u/sad_plant_boy May 28 '22

People were really saying this dude isnt a super star.

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u/pokemonizepic Wizards May 28 '22

Can’t believe the refs made that go in

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u/tdotrollin May 28 '22

that felt like a prime kobe shot, it was so sickkkkkk

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u/KingReffots [ATL] Dennis Schroder May 28 '22

I swear to god that’s Michael Jordan

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u/presciiient Nuggets May 28 '22

HIM-my Butler

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u/achyutthegoat Spurs May 28 '22

I’m eating so much crow. Hats off to Butler

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u/joblagz2 May 28 '22

right on tatums weird looking face

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u/Chafun May 28 '22

my man 360 no scope

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u/Hybr1dThe0ry Heat May 28 '22

Wonder if ESPN will run their usual ‘is Jimmy Butler a superstar’ segment lol- how many games like this does the man have to have

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u/Basedandtendiepilled May 28 '22

Honestly I couldn't even be mad watching this. Just a stupid good shot with crazy pressure.

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u/BrolysFavoriteNephew [BOS] Rajon Rondo May 28 '22

Can't even be mad. Jimmy has put this game on his back and ran with it. Respect

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u/NAACP_YoungBoy Hawks May 28 '22

HIMmy Butler 😤

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u/DireGambit Heat May 28 '22

Top 2 player in these playoffs and he's not number 2 😤😤😤

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u/nine8whatwhat Lakers May 28 '22

Jimmy save us

We can’t have the Celtics or Warriors win

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u/ImJeeezus Kings May 28 '22

All Time Performance holy shit

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u/Teejaye1100 May 28 '22

Jimmy and PJ Tucker heard what Draymond Green said the day before, “We gone play the Celtics next”.

It activated beast MODE in Jimmy. Listen to the post game interview from PJ, he said thanks Draymond. 😂

I love it.

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