‘Dirtbag Piece of Sh*t’: Jimmy Butler’s Agent Reacts to NBA Reporter Spreading Rumors

Published 05/22/2021, 10:02 AM EDT
Apr 3, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) during the second quarter of a game at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters


As Miami Heat moves to face Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of playoffs, Jimmy Butler finds himself in the spotlight yet again. It isn’t the first time Jimmy has been surrounded by such spiced Twitter reactions, however, it’s all happening on the eve of playoffs.

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In a recent debate on Stadium, reporter Shams Charania made an extremely salty remark. He revealed that Butler is having “very, very testy moments behind the scenes” with Heat’s coaching staff.

The Twitter battle begins

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A few hours later, the Miami star’s agent, Bernard Lee, retaliated to this comment. He replied on Twitter with a lengthy paragraph, strongly denying the rumor. Moreover, he called this piece of news nothing but “clickbait” for the NBA world to ponder on.

Later on, fans also responded to this tweet with mixed reactions.

Jimmy Butler – Miami Heat’s top man

In 2019, a four-team trade involved Jimmy Butler who signed with Heat through a sign-and-trade deal with the 76ers. Since then, Miami Heat has found their top man who has led them to the playoffs twice. Last year, they touched the Finals as well, unfortunately falling short against the dominating Lakers.

Jimmy Butler averaged 21.5 points per game in the 2020-21 season. With the major support of Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic and Tyler Herro, Butler and Co. have been promising so far. This year, the Heat is sitting at the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference standings.

Mar 4, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) congratulates forward Jimmy Butler (22) after he was fouled hitting a 3-point field goal in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

Can these controversies wash off?

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Well, Butler is again back in news with another debatable tweet. Although, Bam Adebayo also recently mentioned how Butler is one of the most misunderstood players in the league. As part of the Bulls, Timberwolves, and the Sixers in the past, he is often found in similar scenarios.

However, it’s time for an intense battle between Heat and Giannis-led Bucks as playoffs take off! Can Jimmy prove his haters wrong once again?

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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