Butler was vociferous and intense throughout scrimmage sessions, targeting president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau, general manager Scott Layden and teammates, including Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, league sources said.
As the GM watched on the sidelines during a scrimmage, sources said that Butler yelled to Layden: “You f—-ing need me, Scott. You can’t win without me.”
It was Butler’s first practice with the team since requesting a trade three weeks ago.
Butler participated in multiple intrasquad scrimmages, where he joined the bench units against the starters and went out of his way to challenge the team’s two young stars, Towns and Wiggins, league sources said. Coaches and players were largely speechless at Butler’s tour de force throughout the workout, league sources said.
“All my emotion came out at one time.”
— Michelle Polanski (@MichellePolans3) October 10, 2018
Jimmy Butler was holding out from practice after demanding a trade from the T-Wolves. He finally showed up Wednesday afternoon and absolutely dominated the entire facility. Butler walked in out of shape like Denzel Washington in He Got Game when he played Jesus Shuttlesworth and by the end of the day, turned into Denzel Washinton in Training Day. KING KONG AINT GOT SHIT ON ME.
My man literally rolled off his coach after weeks of refreshing his Twitter waiting for a Woj bomb saying that he was traded to Miami just so that he can remind Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins that they’re little bitches.
The most hilarious part of this practice is that he jogged out there, pointed at the 3rd string guys that will likely be playing in the G-League this season, and took on the Minnesota Timberwolves starting 5 basically single-handedly.
All while screaming ‘You fucking need me’ before he inevitably stuffed Andrew Wiggins in his locker and for sure left on a motorcycle with KAT’s girlfriend sitting on his lap.
This completely changes the entire NBA landscape
. First of all, Minnesota is missing the playoffs right? Like, imagine being on this Timberwolves roster and KAT tries to be a leader and yells at you for not getting back on defense. You’d laugh right in his face and say ‘don’t make me call Jimmy’.
Plus, Minnesota’s phones must be ringing off the hook right now.
Every team that was being cautious about trading for Butler now knows that he’s going to walk into the locker room day one and demand the best out of everyone. Jimmy Butler just became the most valuable player on any title contender.
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