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‘Money Talks’: Days Before Embarking on Miami Heat’s 4th NBA Title Journey, a Shocking Jimmy Butler Revelation Stuns the NBA World

Published 05/31/2023, 3:14 PM EDT

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Given his recent playoff run with the Miami Heat, Jimmy Butler will undoubtedly be immortalized as a hero in Miami folklore. On the back of Butler’s gameplay, the Heat started their playoff run by ousting the top-seeded Bucks. Now, Butler and co. have outsmarted the Celtics to book a berth in the NBA Finals. While Miami fans are on the edge of their seats to see Jimmy Butler bring home a fourth ring, a shocking past revelation by Butler has now emerged on the web.

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Ever since his stint in Miami started, Jimmy Butler has been giving his blood and sweat for the side. However, Butler has not always felt the same way about the Heat.

Shocking Jimmy Butler revelation hits the web ahead of the Heat’s final faceoff

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For the past few seasons, Miami Heat have been having illustrious post-season runs. Had the Heat not fallen short against the Lakers in 2020, Jimmy Butler could have won his first NBA ring with Miami. Last season, it was the Celtics that shattered Heat’s ring hopes in the ECF. Now the Heat have taken revenge against the Celtics on the same stage. Jimmy Butler has emerged as the Heat’s most dependable player during these three campaigns. However, there was a time when Butler thought he will never do this for Miami.

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Back in 2013, during his Chicago stint, Jimmy Butler made a claim about Miami Heat in an interview with Chicago Splash. Jimmy Butler was asked to fill in the blanks of, “The one thing I would never wear is…” Butler was quick to come up with an answer. “A Miami Heat jersey,” was his answer.

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NBA on ESPN has posted this bizarre past revelation on Instagram. “How things have changed,” captioned the post.

Fans go berserk after seeing Jimmy Butler’s bizarre revelation

Jimmy Butler, perhaps, disliked the Heat in 2013, when the Heat led by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade dominated the NBA. Anyhow, fans are bewildered after getting to know that Butler once had conflicting feelings about his current team. The irony of him going to the NBA Finals with the same team is at the heart of fans’ astonishment. Some fans, however, have called out Jimmy Butler for playing on a side he once detested. “Money talks,” said a fan.

Here are some of the responses from fans.

“He saw how much they was gone pay him and had a change of heart.”

“Until they pay me too.”

“Now he’s responsible for a third of Miami’s finals appearances.”

“Pat Riley and his front office saw that. Took it personally.”

“Now he a top 10 heat ever.”

“that was a time the bulls and heat were competing in the playoffs every year tho.”

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“ESPN remembers and brings up old news better than any girlfriend.”

“That’s insane because now he plays for the heat and wears a heat jersey every night.”

What do you think about this insane past revelation of Jimmy Butler? Are you cheering for Jimmy Butler and the Heat in the NBA Finals? Let us know in the comments below.

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Krishna Prasad is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds professional qualifications in English and Journalism from reputed institutions. As a trained reporter, Krishna's intense passion for sports writing prompted him to become an NBA journalist.

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