“Dumb Thing to Do”: Fans React as Michael Jordan’s “Disasterclass” Proves to Be a Boon for Jimmy Butler’s Heat

Published 05/30/2023, 10:10 AM EDT

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The NBA Finals are on the horizon, featuring a matchup between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat. Miami faced a challenging journey to reach the Finals, as they had to overcome the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks and engage in a hard-fought seven-game battle against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. Surprisingly, an unexpected hero emerged for the Miami Heat, showcasing their significant offensive contributions to the team.

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Jimmy Butler deserves immense recognition for his pivotal role in leading the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals, earning him the Eastern Conference Finals MVP title. Additionally, another individual in Miami played a crucial part in the team’s success. Thanks to NBA legend Michael Jordan, the Heat acquired this versatile player, who greatly contributed to their accomplishments.

Miami gets saved from embarrassment via a player waived by Michael Jordan

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In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Miami Heat initially dominated with three consecutive victories. However, the Boston Celtics displayed resilience and fought back, winning three games in a row to force a decisive game 7. Had the Celtics emerged victorious in that final game, it would have marked the first time in NBA playoff history for a team to be eliminated after leading 3-0. Jimmy Butler‘s heroic performances were instrumental for the Heat, and alongside him, Caleb Martin made a significant impact. Martin’s impressive contribution played a crucial role in helping the Heat overcome the Celtics. His consistent performance garnered widespread appreciation. It is worth noting that a notable NBA legend played a part in Miami, acquiring Caleb Martin’s services.

NBA Fans Respond to Michael Jordan’s Questionable Decision

Caleb Martin has been an unexpected standout for the Miami Heat, showcasing impressive averages per game. His shooting percentages, with nearly 60% from the field and close to 50% from beyond the arc, have been particularly remarkable. Given his unexpected rise, fans were taken by surprise, especially considering that Martin was released by Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets in 2021. When news of this development reached NBA fans, they expressed their opinions fervently. Here are some of the reactions they shared.

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Over the past ten years, the Charlotte Hornets have qualified for the playoffs only twice. This fact highlights the significance of parting ways with Caleb Martin, a player who has proven to be highly versatile and valuable.

It appears that this decision made by the six-time champion, Michael Jordan, can be regarded as a regrettable mistake.

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The fans openly expressed doubts about Michael Jordan’s competency as a team owner, considering his decision to release a player of Caleb Martin’s caliber. In a lighthearted manner, some Miami Heat supporters even went as far as thanking Michael Jordan for inadvertently providing them with Martin, whose contribution proved instrumental in helping the Heat secure a spot in the NBA Finals.

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Aaditya Negi

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Aaditya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports and has been following the game for a number of years. He is an avid fan of the NBA and follows what’s happening in the league on a daily basis. Having worked as an intern in the sports domain, his passion for writing arose from his fondness for the intricacies of the game.
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Debmallya Chakraborty

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