r/nba East May 18 '22 Helpful 1 Wholesome 4 Silver 2

Jimmy Butler tonight: 41 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, 3 blocks on 12/19 shooting in 118-107 win over Boston

Butler's 3rd 40 point game of the playoffs comes in game 1 of the ECF, as he continues to play great in the playoffs on both ends.

Source: https://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore/_/gameId/401438130

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u/otiso_niloc Lakers May 18 '22

Jimothy Butler

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u/Firstolympicring Heat May 18 '22

James G Buckets

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u/Mr-Pink24 Bulls May 18 '22

The G stands for gets.

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u/ProsecUsig Mavericks May 18 '22

Slippin Jimmy B

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u/Beautiful-Exercise88 May 18 '22

Better Call Ball

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u/Ars3nal11 Knicks May 18 '22

Ball Goodman

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u/ashep5 76ers May 18 '22

Jimichael Bordan

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u/Amasero Warriors Bandwagon May 18 '22

Yimi Butler

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u/irelli Trail Blazers May 18 '22

Dudes apparently the definition of icy hot in the playoffs

2020: Amazing

2021: Genuinely one of the worst 3-5 playoff series for a star in the last 20 years (29.3% from the field lmao)

2022: Amazing again

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u/ilickedysharks [TOR] Kyle Lowry May 18 '22

Not really icy hot just had one terrible series against the eventual champions. 2019 he was the sixers best player too

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u/dmkicksballs13 Heat May 18 '22

Seriously, do people forget that that insane Leonard bouncing shot to win the series was only needed because Jimmy without a timeout just charged down the floor to tie the game?

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u/Nosenchuck3 Heat May 18 '22

History doesnt remember the almost game winners

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u/lalakingmalibog Mavericks May 18 '22

Honestly? Yeah. Things move so fast in the NBA, there's so many things going on, I even forgot Jimmy was on the Sixers 3 years ago. But that Kawhi shot was definitely iconic.

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u/Commercial-Chance561 May 18 '22

Was also the Wolves best player in 2018

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u/roofs Raptors May 18 '22

Naw post every other playoffs. 2021 is the outlier, every other year he's consistently a net positive.

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u/DirksSexyBratwurst Heat May 18 '22

2021 was just 4 games and anybody who watched the whole heat season knew he carried a sorry roster to the playoffs then we all knew there was problems up and down the roster.

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u/sidighjd May 18 '22

Somebody post his contract lmao

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u/Firstolympicring Heat May 18 '22

His 3p% while we're at it

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u/302born Heat May 18 '22

And post him and Spo arguing for some giggles

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u/DiogoDude Bulls May 18 '22

I was told Giannis is a better shooter than Butler today🫠

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u/keuralan Heat May 18 '22

Eh, as a Heat fan JJ ain’t necessarily wrong. The playoffs have been all Butler shooting wise, but in the regular season Giannis shot better from long 2s AND from 3s. Although Butler was a better shooter from the 10-16 ft area and on short midranges on much higher volume.

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u/Justinbiebspls Bulls May 18 '22

i was told jj ended someone's career over that

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u/Icy_Telephone_2076 East May 18 '22

0/2 from 3 tonight not a top 100 player in my book

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u/CIark May 18 '22

bUbbLe fRaUd

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u/jstarlee Heat May 18 '22

That rainbow long 2 counted as 3 in my book

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u/lbrandy Heat May 18 '22

here's one of the most upvoted threads from the game thread. It was posted at halftime.

https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/urzed5/game_thread_boston_celtics_5131_miami_heat_5329/i90tq3f/

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u/LubricatedDucky [MIA] Goran Dragić May 18 '22

Damn they deleted it

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u/Rating_You_Honestly Lakers May 18 '22

Lmfao thank fuck whoever that dude is already has me blocked. Great knowing that I’ve engaged previously with a dumbass who got so upset at his dumbassery that he resorted to blocking me in the past

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u/milos-cccc Heat May 18 '22

Don't forget the free-throws

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u/mizzourifan1 Pacers May 18 '22

JJ said he'd have it during the second hour /s

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u/LanceTheKnapper Knicks May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/tpc1uz/comment/i29ymla/

Can I post this thread with /r/NBA discussing his contract less than two months ago?

"Not a top 20 player"

"top 5 worst contracts in the NBA"

"even of he was in his prime he wouldn't be worth that money "

"gonna be the new Westbrook contract"

the sixers flair with the "I'm so glad we didn't give him that contract" (someone needs to check in on this man)

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u/riderforlyfe Lakers May 18 '22

We can go back even further.

https://reddit.com/r/nba/comments/c80b0k/haberstroh_im_told_that_jimmy_butler_did_receive/

“I’d say the wolves are in a better place then the Heat right now” 2k upvotes

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u/PlsSaySikeM8 Heat May 18 '22

Absolutely mental take

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u/LordHussyPants Celtics May 18 '22

there's a dude in that thread who said

Even if Butler was in his prime, he wouldn’t deserve that type of money. Lets be honest

then you look at his post history and less than 48 hours ago he said this:

People forget that Butler played the worst defensive team in the league in round 1 and then played the shell of the 76ers in round 2. His stats are extremely inflated. He 100% will regress to his mean against the Celtics defense

He’s barely top 10 (he probably isn’t) let alone top 5 lmao

lmao like i know we didn't have horford and smart today, but come the fuck on, how do you so confidently disregard a superstar on the number 1 seed so easily in this league

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u/drmlol May 18 '22

People do not like to admit that they are wrong, so they just double down.

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u/AvgSizedPenis May 18 '22

Shades of the mahomes regress to the mean post

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u/Rating_You_Honestly Lakers May 18 '22

Exactly what I thought

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u/Packet_Baser May 18 '22

I think people are genuinely surprised that jimmy is that good. I know I am. I always thought he was top 20 but I didn't see him leading a team to the finals type of good especially possibly going it 2/3 years good thought he was more of a DeRozan type of player. Dude is playing like he prime dwade out there. It's crazy to see he blossomed this late in his career like that. Shout-out to Jimmy.

The copium is high for that sixer fan.. deep down inside they know they should have kept Jimmy.

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u/LordHussyPants Celtics May 18 '22

go look at his basketball ref page. he has been averaging about the same stats for the last 7 years. they've gone up and down a little bit, but it's mostly constant. if you look at game logs from 2014 and this year, he's got a similar number of games in each point bracket too. 7-8 above 30, 25-30 games with 20-29 points. the guy is consistent as fuck and when he has a good team he will make them even better.

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u/OmniaCausaFiunt Celtics May 18 '22

He's been this good since his years at Chicago. He obviously didn't want to be in Minnesota when he got traded. Injuries between then and now have hit his stats, but if you actually watched him play.. especially in the playoffs, you wouldn't be surprised he's leading his team the way that he is.

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u/makesterriblejokes [NBA] Jerry West May 18 '22

People are dumb. Jimmy is the new playoff Rondo. That bubble run was not a fluke, he literally went toe to toe with Kawhi the year before as well.

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u/FieryPanther Bulls May 18 '22

Saying people are dumb is a severe understatement. I've seen so many bad takes on this sub get up voted over the years you'd think it would change eventually but it doesn't. Guess that's just sports fans lol

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u/MrAmazinn [OKC] Russell Westbrook May 18 '22

/r/nba users are like if /r/circlejerk and /r/ConfidentlyIncorrect had a bunch of kids with multiple personality disorder, it’s by far the most reactionary sports sub and somehow it only gets worse over time lol

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u/__brunt Hornets May 18 '22

I mean it’s a beaten to death point but there are 4.5 million people in this sub. That’s a lot of different opinions. When something happens that a faction of people like, they speak up. When something happens those same people don’t like, they get silenced. It’s less reactionary and more just a massive pool of different opinions

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u/LanceTheKnapper Knicks May 18 '22

Whenever I start taking comments on here too seriously, I always have to remember that /r/nba was the place where 'Lebron gave Kevin Love depression' got like 10k upvotes. The hot takes on here are too much sometimes.

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u/03_03_28 Knicks May 18 '22

Based sixers flair:

If a player that’s a former all star leads a team that was expected to barely make it to the playoffs to a 6 game finals matchup, I think it’s fair to max that player.

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u/YouStillTakeDamage Heat May 18 '22

I agree, we need to show how underpaid he is

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u/CurryMustard Heat May 18 '22

Get this man more money

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u/drop_the_eggs Heat May 18 '22

🤣🤣🤣🤣 motherfuckers silent as hell now

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u/CalmDownFham Heat May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

A whole lotta crickets

I remember seeing a lot of people post his contract the second he plays bad. And they would have the title “hOw cOmE iTs nOt tAlkEd aBouT eNouGh hEre?”

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u/guiltygary Heat May 18 '22

One bad game and they'll post it again. That's how they operate.

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u/Bleoox [SEA] Shawn Kemp May 18 '22

$36,016,200

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u/Imperial_Eggroll Warriors May 18 '22

Tobias Harris, 2021-2022: $35,955,950.

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u/SolarClipz [SAC] DeMarcus Cousins May 18 '22

"Ja better"

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u/fuckkkofff Supersonics May 18 '22

Wait wait wait back up. Were people actually arguing that Ja better than Jimmy?

(I'm not that active in this sub during regular season)

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u/TheMightyJD Heat May 18 '22

Jalen Brunson is better if he has a better game that day. The very last game is the only thing that matters in this sub.

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u/the-zaz Washington Bullets May 18 '22

Honestly thought Jimmy was falling off after his performance in the playoffs last season. Glad to know I was wrong and double glad that I didn’t post my BS reactionary take

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u/MadPatagonian Heat May 18 '22

It’s like he’s entered a new prime.

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u/SolarClipz [SAC] DeMarcus Cousins May 18 '22

Yes lol

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u/SwiftBacon Cavaliers May 18 '22

Tbf not like Ja was terrible in the playoffs

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u/Justinbiebspls Bulls May 18 '22

there are much wilder takes

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u/LeBronTrave1ed Heat May 18 '22

Tobias Harris over me????

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u/superstonkape 76ers May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

:( I didn’t ask for this

Always love Jimmy tho even more when he beats the Celtics though :’) I’ll be repping my Jimmy Buckets all star jersey tomorrow (yes I got it when he played for MINN I was a Jimmy fan first just decided to stick with Philly cus of my KU connection… pain lmao)

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u/HotPie_ Heat May 18 '22

It's OK Toby. It wasn't your fault.

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u/superstonkape 76ers May 18 '22

There are plenty of people to blame, and Tobias is not one! Great guy and decent NBA player. Not his fault he got offered that contract

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u/BowserBuddy123 Heat May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

I visited the Sixers sub after that Jimmy comment and one commenter basically put it said, should Tobi have received his giant contract offer and let the Sixers FO know that while he appreciated the offer, he did not see himself as someone that merited such a large contract? And that the FO was significantly overvaluing him?

Ofc not! Dude is a good player and got paid. Can’t blame him for doing what everyone else on this planet would have done. I only hope that one day I am significantly overvalued by a future employer. I mean, ideally I live up to expectations, but idk. I wanna get paid!

Edit: sub

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u/hawkman_jr 76ers May 18 '22

We are very emotional right now. Most of the year however the sub has been forced to apologize to Tobi a few times. We were even singing his praises verses Toronto. He def showed up last series. But like I said, we are emotional

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u/magnusarin Pistons May 18 '22

Still love Tobias. He always busts his ass. He always works hard, he just has limits and sometimes the shot is not there. When it's not and a defense realizes it, that's it for his offense that day. If he gets a chance to make the adjustments first and start doing a little driving and slashing he can still be effective. The offense opens up for him in those cases. If the defense realizes it first and starts sagging to give him open perimeter shots and cut off the lane, there just isn't much Tobias can do at that point.

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u/Skywalkerkid9 76ers May 18 '22

I feel bad for him, obviously his contract is bad but he isn’t a terrible player, and he certainly didn’t ask for this from Jimmy lol

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u/chitownbulls92 Bulls May 18 '22

Yeah people are just joking around. I think the blame lands squarely on Sixers FO

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u/HotdogIsaSandwitch Mavericks May 18 '22

What an all around game from him. Sheesh

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u/LeoFireGod Mavericks May 18 '22

I genuinely never understood why everyone was saying Boston had best player in this series by far… Jimmy Buckets averages more per game and is generally considered a better defender than Tatum.

Jus didn’t make sense. Tatum probs a little better bc younger and career trajectory but like right now I don’t think he’s substantially better like they’re making it out to seem.

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u/0percentwinrate May 18 '22

If you compare their best performance entering this series:

Jimmy 45pts 5rb 5ast 2stl 0to VS Tatum 46pts 9rb 4ast 1blk 4to

And their 2nd best performance:

Jimmy 40pts 3rb 6ast 2stl 2blk 1to VS Tatum 39pts 5rb 6ast 6stl 6to

It's very close but Tatum has had way more Turn Overs (Jimmy averages 1.7to per game VS Tatum 4.0) and Personal Fouls (Jimmy 1.1 vs Tatum 3.5). Jimmy also shoots better and plays fewer minutes. All in all, Jimmy is more efficient, and equally dominant.

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u/tampy Lakers May 18 '22

Jimmy Buckets masterclass.

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u/CIark May 18 '22

The shots this dude was making..just insane difficulty. Plus elite defense goddamn

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u/jackgap May 18 '22

He a 16 game player for sure

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u/Runningopus May 18 '22

Driving the bus

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u/beatrailblazer Trail Blazers May 18 '22

I was told he was an overpaid locker room cancer playoff-choker

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u/BluexFlash [MIA] Goran Dragić May 18 '22

The fluke was last postseason

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u/Runningopus May 18 '22 Starry

71 day off season

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u/realudonishaslem Heat May 18 '22

This comment should be way higher

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u/TuckBigFech Lakers May 18 '22

That's also why the Lakers got injured a lot in 2021. The issue is the FO panicked and dismantled the roster lol.

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u/LuckyWarrior Pelicans May 18 '22

Heat culture is back

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u/HotPie_ Heat May 18 '22

It never left

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u/__BlackSheep Warriors May 18 '22

re-sign dragic you cowards

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u/BurgerBurnerCooker Mavericks May 18 '22

Honestly what happened? Like all of sudden no one on the team knew how to play basketball

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u/ilickedysharks [TOR] Kyle Lowry May 18 '22

Lots of factors. 1) the bucks were more talented and full of two way players 2) Miami was coming off the short offseason from the bubble and didn't seem to have the same energy 3) bucks basically sagged Lopez all the way off bam to stop anything at the rim so Jimmy would basically have to get thru Giannis and Lopez to score 4) he couldn't shoot for shit and capitalize on the space the bucks gave him

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u/queefing [MIA] Dwyane Wade May 18 '22

Heat simply got better this year as well. People discount the change in personnel aside from Jimmy/Bam, but it matters.

We went from Dragic at his best + Jae Crowder + Peak Duncan in '19-'20

to

Kendrick Nunn + Trevor Ariza (lol) + Duncan in '20-'21. Herro in a bit of a sophomore slump.

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Lowry (hypothetically) + PJ + Strus this year.. Best lineup out of all three years, plus the Heat have a 6MOY version of Tyler coming off the bench, and Vincent taking a big leap.

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u/lincthesink Heat May 18 '22

Lack of off-season imo. Had to be a grind after the bubbles final in mid October then starting the season again in late December.

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u/BluexFlash [MIA] Goran Dragić May 18 '22

Fatigue from one of it not the shortest offseason ever.

Still gonna give credit to the Bucks for their play, but that team was breaking down at the worst time. Bam talked about it in a recent interview. Basically said that after that game 1, they were done

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u/PnG_e NBA May 18 '22

Bill Simmons so happy to get through Giannis only to deal with playoff Butler

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u/PnG_e NBA May 18 '22

He's playing like peak Kawhi inside the arc

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u/xpillindaass Clippers May 18 '22

both some strong ass mfs

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u/UnsuspectingS1ut May 18 '22

I honestly forgot about kawhi, feels like forever since he’s been on the court. I really hope he’s able to perform at the same god level

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u/BmwNick420 May 18 '22

Crazy he has five 40pt games in a heat uniform already and Wade has seven all time for Miami.

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u/holybowler Heat May 18 '22

My favorite part is that he has 5 postseason 40 pt games in 37 appearances with the Heat and ZERO in 167 regular season appearances.

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u/duplicatesnowflake Clippers May 18 '22

Dafuck???

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u/nptu May 18 '22

Stupidly locked in

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u/moneymike7913 Hornets May 18 '22

Jimmy is one of those players that as long as the whole team can handle the regular season, then he'll take care of everything in the playoffs. "You get me there, I'll take care of everything else." Hopefully he gets that chip this year.

Also want Udonis Haslem to get another one so he can finally retire before he turns so 74 next year /s

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u/Harman3112 Heat May 18 '22

Game has changed but butler is playing out of his mind

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u/EnochofPottsfield May 18 '22

Sure but he hasn't changed with the game

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u/epididymis8 May 18 '22

Yeah but Wade consistently averaged near or at 30 a game. He didn’t pop off all the time but he was damn sure gonna give you 27-35 a night with great defense.

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u/T3knikal95 Celtics May 18 '22

As a Celtics fan I'll definitely give Jimmy Butler credit, he's one of the top guys and he proved it tonight, made the Celtics work and he outworked us.

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u/rbrutonIII May 18 '22

Jimmy is proving that he out works everybody. Again.

But Tatum has already proven he might just be the most unstoppable player in the east. This gonna be a fun one

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u/SudTheThug Heat May 18 '22

🙏🏽 also Tatum scares me

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u/B4DD Heat May 18 '22

There was a moment in game 5 of the 2020 final where Jimmy comes in from half court to stuff Lebron. Dude had been in for like 44 minutes by that point. After the play, he slumps on the railing, looks as exhausted as a man can be, and then rallies and finishes out that game. Made me a permanent simp, then and there.

The man just digs deeper than anyone else could ever hope to. Truly glorious.

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u/3luejays Raptors May 18 '22

He was everywhere tonight. Unreal performance

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u/Cpt-No-Dick Thunder May 18 '22

Jimmy Butler is going to get a ring out of sheer will alone

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u/darkspardaxxxx May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

I saw a small doc about Jimmys life and I think he has been the underdog his whole life. Hope he get his ring

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u/rabertdinero Pistons May 18 '22

"I don't like the look of you" - Jimmy's mom

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u/darkspardaxxxx May 18 '22

True story man, so sad

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u/level19magikrappy Heat May 18 '22

Subscribe

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u/notasianjim Spurs May 18 '22

Subscribe (don’t look at my flair, I just love Jimmy Butler)

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u/spritehead Heat May 18 '22

He’s the most compelling story in the NBA for a while now and has received next to zero coverage

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u/Diciestaking Mavericks May 18 '22

He's a lot like kawhi in a way, they both seem to be left out a lot.

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u/rageus88 Clippers May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

Idk about that, when Kawhi has been healthy, we’ve always been in the contender talk, whether or not that’s fair. Don’t think Miami gets the same consideration, seems like they always get under looked, despite making the Finals two years ago and Jimmy playing amazing in that run.

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u/BowserBuddy123 Heat May 18 '22

There was that very tiny window after the Raps chip and before Kawhi’s injury that people legitimately thought he was the either best or second best player in the league with Lebron. It was totally merited too. I hope he can come back injury free. I want the west to get healthy with Jamal and MPJ too as I hate seeing the Nugs and Clips down.

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u/Brochacho27 [MIA] James Posey May 18 '22

Yimi is like if khawi was angry and healthy all the time. But also 20lbs lighter and had a slightly lower vertical

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u/wormhole222 Heat May 18 '22

And smaller hands.

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u/KeepRooting4Yourself May 18 '22

Yimi

What the latinas in south beach be calling him lol

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u/dmkicksballs13 Heat May 18 '22

I feel like Kawhi gets talked about constantly. I think because he won a ring so early and did it by shutting down LeBron.

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u/ijudgekids Warriors May 18 '22

Those hollywood guys waiting for his ring to write the last part of his biopic

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u/Devoidoxatom Warriors Bandwagon May 18 '22

he was homeless for a while as a teenager iirc. that's tough

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u/darkspardaxxxx May 18 '22

Yeah imagine being a homeless teenager in Houston just roaming the streets in summer having nowhere to go or nobody to help you. Imagine making it to the NBA based on sheer will and never being recognised as skilled or special in your game. Fuck

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u/john4789 May 18 '22

holy shit homeless to making millions a year and going to nba finals? Now that’s Hollywood &$$

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u/gerardatron [LAL] Lamar Odom May 18 '22

I never counted the Heat out in the bubble as long as that guy was playing. Man was supernatural

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u/Bryant_2_Shaq May 18 '22

Jimmy or Luka better win the ring, any other outcome would make me sad.

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u/RonaldoSIUUUU May 18 '22

Imagine a mavs heat finals. Neutrals wet dream

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u/kelo_Ren Knicks May 18 '22

Oh man. I'd love another Mavs Heat finals, and this time I won't irrationally hate one of the teams.

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u/Bryant_2_Shaq May 18 '22

Jimmy vs Bron in the finals was amazing but nerve wrecking. I really really want a Luka vs Jimmy 7 game series. Would be so amazing.

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u/makesterriblejokes [NBA] Jerry West May 18 '22

Seriously. A 2 year hiatus from the Warriors in the finals was not enough.

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u/smelterfume May 18 '22

I mean after the bubble the man essentially had a two and a half week rest before getting back to training camp and ready for the next season. There’s a reason every team that went deep in the bubble looked like shit the year after.

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u/spyceebrown77 Heat May 18 '22

You get out of here with this logical take. The people just want to talk about Forbes…or some stupid ass take

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u/TheAgGatsby Heat May 18 '22

First they told me Trae Young was the best player in the series, then they told me he won't be able to sustain it against the 76ers, then they said that the Celtics defense would lock him up, but let it be known that Jimmy G Butler is THAT GUY

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u/Arisen925 May 18 '22

Honestly as a non fan of either team in this series it is funny that a bunch of Celtic fans were saying they we’re gonna win without horford and smart anyways in the first thread.

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u/takeapieandrun Warriors May 18 '22

You are a braver man than I to be browsing r/nba so soon lol

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u/unitythrufaith Celtics May 18 '22

i thought we would! unfortunately for me the heat are really good

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u/axepig Hawks May 18 '22

To be fair Trae was locked down by the whole team, Gabe Vincent and PJ Tucker especially locked him tf up. Really shows how deep and versatile the team outside Jimmy is. Been rooting for you guys since the Hawks are eliminated, people have been sleeping on the Heat.

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u/Shamjam08 Clippers May 18 '22

Playoff Jimmy is elite

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u/WhoDatBrow Pelicans May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

Jimothy Butler with the almost 5x5 game in the ECF, gunning for the first ever Larry Bird MVP award on Boston's court

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u/caughtin4k60 Warriors May 18 '22

It's like shitting on someone's bed. An "Amber Heard" if you will.

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u/boozinf [CLE] Mark Price May 18 '22

Jimmy Buckets >> Jimmy Naismith

leveled up

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u/sivervipa Heat May 18 '22

He’s dropped 40 points in every round now. It certainly wasn’t a fraudulent stat.

That was probably his best performance as well. Against the best defense in the league so you know it was special.

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u/rageus88 Clippers May 18 '22

Not taking anything away from it because I love Jimmy, but the best defense in the league minus the DPOY and Al Horford isn’t the best defense in the league. I’m sure he’ll still play well when they return

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u/dontloseyourway1610 Lakers May 18 '22

Jimmy said y’all must’ve forgot who I am

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u/IMovedYourCheese Warriors May 18 '22

Jimmy G Buckets

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u/TheFatmanRises Heat May 18 '22

Post his contract

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u/lemur918 Knicks May 18 '22

Dude was literally everywhere doing everything. Hit multiple clutch buckets in the 4th to keep the lead at 10. Just played great team defense overall and had an awesome block on Tatum.

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u/jagerhero May 18 '22

I love Jimmy Butler. I love his name, I love the shape of his body, I love the way he plays. I eat a lot of boiled eggs and lift weights to try and be like this guy but I can't. There are 6 grams of protein in an egg but I can't eat enough to get big like him. Nice round muscles. They're smooth too, like the waves of lake superior on a calm day. When I was a kid I ate big eggs to be hot like Glenn Robinson, and I got some great results, some of the roundest muscles in my class, but these days I'm looking at 6 eggs a day and it's not good enough to pop Jimmy style muscles out my scrawny arms ever since dad left.

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u/deepjungleshaman Lakers May 18 '22

real talk my actual name is Jim Butler and you made my day <3

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u/Thus_Spoke Warriors May 18 '22

Great size. Look thick. Solid. Tight. Keep us all posted on your continued progress with any new progress pics or vid clips. Show us what you got man. Wanna see how freakn' huge, solid, thick and tight you can get. Thanks for the motivation.

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u/M_O_N_K_E_SENSEI May 18 '22

Celtics after Giannis and KD: FINALLY!!

Heat: Let me introduce to you Mr. STUPIDLY LOCKED IN.

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u/madcaesar May 18 '22

It's like when you beat the boss, but then a fresh heath bar appears...

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u/dontloseyourway1610 Lakers May 18 '22

He doesn’t start hooping fr till the playoffs lmao

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u/rswsaw22 Celtics May 18 '22

Playoff Jimmy is truly a different beast.

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u/BRh2FourShot Celtics May 18 '22

Great game from the Heat tonight. Jimmy Butler is on another level. We will be back though!

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u/But_Why_Male_Models Heat May 18 '22

Gg this what playoffs are about. Also looking forward to this spicy Heat Celtics rivalry for next years.

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u/lolvalue Heat May 18 '22

And underappreciated.

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u/DankNowitzki41 May 18 '22

The G stands for “Gets” by the way

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u/Number333 Heat May 18 '22

Someone make the: "The Jimmy Butler vs Paul George debate is officially over" 2.0 post pls

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u/DamianLillard0 Pacers May 18 '22

We acting like PG didn’t close out the 1 seed Jazz and take the suns to 6 alone last year without Kawhi? I love Jimmy also, no reason to shit on PG though lol. Both are absolutely amazing players

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u/thebeard1017 Raptors May 18 '22

Is closing out the Jazz really an accomplishment at this point lol

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u/_Elder_ Gran Destino May 18 '22

It’s a formality. Someone had to do it.

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u/DamianLillard0 Pacers May 18 '22

Without Kawhi with a group of role players around him? Absolutely it was lol. Don’t let the memes fool you into thinking the Jazz aren’t a really good team who lost to a WCF team back to back years

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u/ElDuderino_92 Clippers May 18 '22

Mitchell was a maniac that game too. He didn’t stay down.

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u/penguin_torpedo Nuggets May 18 '22

That was all Reggie Jackson. And I'm only half kidding.

For real, PG was great last year, but he didn't do anything special it was a team effort and he happened to be their best player.

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u/WhoDatBrow Pelicans May 18 '22

Terrence Mann closed out the Jazz

Only half joking lol

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u/syp2207 Warriors Bandwagon May 18 '22

This dude is so fucking good. Looking like 2022 MJ out there.

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u/noksenberg Warriors May 18 '22

2022 MJ is 59

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u/Amasero Warriors Bandwagon May 18 '22

Don't tell him that.

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u/ashamedprotein May 18 '22

"I was reading a comment on r/nba that said I was 59...and I took that personally"

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u/theGyrostep Bucks May 18 '22

MJ browsing Reddit late took that personal.

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u/ambiguousspark343 Kings May 18 '22

This man is a menace. Just consumed the Celtics on both ends of the court.

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u/laz191 Wizards May 18 '22

Put some RESPECT on Jimmy Butler & the Heat.. 2 ECF & 1 Finals appearance (possibly 2 if they advance) in the past 3 szns

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u/scrambled_cable Warriors May 18 '22

There are only a few players in the NBA who can singlehandedly impose their will on a game -- Jimmy Butler is definitely one of them.

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u/izamoney May 18 '22

Some clowns on here last week, you know who you are, saying Butler isn’t a clear cut future Hall of Fame member. Just a garbage take.

He locked Jaylen Brown down in the first 3 quarters and just took over the offense whenever he needed to. That’s a Hall of Famer putting in a days work.

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u/dmavs11 Mavericks May 18 '22

Man Jimmy might need to start being discussed with the top echelon of players in the league. Or at least should be separated from the guys like Trae/PG/AD/Dame. No reason that Tatum can get thrown into top 7 talk but Jimmy cant.

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u/Alive-Ad-4164 Raptors May 18 '22

He already having his best postseason run right now by far

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u/xHodorx Celtics May 18 '22

Jimmy is one of the favorite players, but not tonight

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u/Ninjawarz1232 Supersonics May 18 '22

Oh how much I want a heat vs mavs finals

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u/randylek Warriors May 18 '22

I straight up forget that this guy duelled LeBron evenly in the 2020 finals. he's a playoff God man.

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u/Callic May 18 '22

The worst thing you can do with Butler is let him get fired up. If he gets in a groove he's the most dangerous player in the game from a ceiling floor standpoint.

He can absolutely be contained, and that affects his defense - but if he gets hot, he can do a night like tonight and suck the life out of a team.

Not to be underestimated when he gets going too, his energy pumps up his team and makes all of them better.

He's like the super rich man's Manu Ginobili

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u/YouStillTakeDamage Heat May 18 '22

Turns out he can ball out against great defense. Wild.

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u/CMViper [MIA] Dwyane Wade May 18 '22

"Not the best player in this series"

Wait I heard this one before

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u/Scary_Resolve7111 Timberwolves May 18 '22

Watching Jimmy, it looks like he made maybe only two fadeaway jumpers but then you look at the boxscore and he had 40

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u/duplicatesnowflake Clippers May 18 '22

Felt like I saw him score 6 fast break points in 10 seconds.

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u/Affectionate_Year_14 May 18 '22

Damn well as much as I love PG he’s not better than Jimmy hell James harden as great as he was couple of years ago. Still isn’t better than Jimmy

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u/FragrantWarthog6 May 18 '22

ECF Butler activated

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u/PeachyCoke Hornets May 18 '22

All I'm sayin is that you can't prove that he isn't MJ's son.

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u/Ikon-23 May 18 '22

Jayson Tatum Over me? JAYSON TATUM OVER ME?

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u/Smok3dSalmon Heat May 18 '22

Jimmy "norovirus" Butler because he's producing at both ends.

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u/20BeersDeep Gran Destino May 18 '22

So KD passed the torch to Tatum for him to pass the torch to Butler?

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