Dwyane Wade, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, appeared as a guest on Shannon Sharpe's Club Shay Shay podcast. The legendary Heat player noted Jimmy Butler's one similarity to His Airness: "He is always looking for something to piss him off." In order to dominate his opponents during the game, Michael Jordan was renowned for finding a reason to get irate with them. The documentary "The Last Dance" contains extensive documentation of his drive to vent anger at his rivals during his six NBA Championship runs.
Wade claims that Butler shares the same personality trait. Fans are aware that when Jimmy gets to the playoffs, he flips the switch and starts to get angry at his opponents. When Butler took control of Game 2 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals after arguing verbally with Celtics forward Grant Williams, his characteristic was on full show. Fans even crowned Butler the son of Michael Jordan after witnessing his fierce competitiveness and outstanding postseason performance.