How Jimmy Butler Celebrated His Birthday With His Miami Heat Teammates in the NBA Bubble

Published 09/18/2020, 1:06 PM EDT
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) reacts after scoring against the Indiana Pacers during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports


Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler turned 31 a few days ago, but he’s really not a birthday person! Butler celebrated his birth anniversary on September 14 inside the NBA bubble, along with his teammates. Though Jimmy isn’t a big fan of birthdays, he made sure his hardworking Heat team got treated to something different from the ordinary. 

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We’ve all seen and enjoyed Jimmy B and his coffee-making business inside the bubble. The former Bulls star is certainly making a profit with his coffees, which he sells for $20 in the bubble. The beverages are available to anyone who wants to have a sip of Butler’s coffee. 

We aren’t sure if Butler offers a special discount to his teammates, but we do know that he made them feel special on his birthday. As per ESPN’s Mark Jones, Jimmy Butler treated his teammates to a gourmet dinner on his birthday. 

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But, the Miami Heat did not enjoy a team gourmet dinner on Jimmy’s birthday. In fact, he prepared them through his chef and then asked his teammates to take it to their rooms and feast on it. Classic Jimmy! But, he did fuel them right when he offered the delicious food. “I love y’all. Let’s get this ring,” Butler said. 

Sep 2, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) celebrates with forward Kelly Olynyk (9) and guard Goran Dragic (7) after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks in game two of the second round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at The Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, Jimmy Buckets received a special birthday wish from the Heat rookies, who sang for him. Butler wanted the rookies to look him in the eye while they were signing him the birthday song. Here’s the video of it for a better experience: 

Jimmy Butler and the Heat are unstoppable in the 2020 NBA Playoffs

Not many would have predicted the Miami Heat to make it to the conference finals at the start of the season. But here they are, sweeping the Indiana Pacers and knocking out Giannis and the Bucks in five games. The Heat are now 10-1 in the playoffs, establishing themselves as the favorites to reach the NBA finals. 

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Jimmy Butler has been the heart of the Miami team that’s defying all odds to reach the mountain top. Butler is currently averaging 20.9 points in the bubble playoffs, second only to Goran Dragic, who’s leading the team in PPG average. 

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Moreover, Butler is pushing the Heat to perform better with his undying attitude to succeed. They never seem to accept defeat at any point during a game. The Heat are playing like a championship team at the moment, and they’re absolutely capable of winning it all this season! Jimmy Buckets finally an NBA champion? Let’s wait and watch! 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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