Jimmy Butler is in the NBA Finals and is just three wins from leading the Miami Heat to a championship win. The Heat managed to book a seat in the finals after overcoming the Boston Celtics. The Denver Nuggets won Game 1, but Jimmy and Co. made sure to hit back in Game 2. The former Chicago Bulls star has been having one hell of a run in the playoffs this year, until the finals.
Butler has only been able to make 13 points and 21 points in the first two games respectively. Although these numbers are still quite decent, Jimmy had been on a whole other level before Game 1 of the finals. This led fans to wonder what had gone wrong.
“We haven’t seen Playoff Jimmy [Butler] now for 7 straight games. He is going through an issue with his father who is not well… I think he might be a little distracted, if not a little drained, by going through that.”
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 5, 2023
Skip Bayless, who is famous for ‘Undisputed’ recently put out a claim that Butler’s father was unwell. He said, “We haven’t seen Playoff Jimmy [Butler] now for 7 straight games. He is going through an issue with his father who is not well… I think he might be a little distracted, if not a little drained, by going through that.”
Fans slammed Skip for mentioning that on a public platform and pointed out that it would be a private matter that the Heat star would want to deal with.
Prayers pour in for Jimmy Butler’s father
The comment from Bayless made waves on the internet which isn’t all that surprising considering the impact he has on the NBA world. He is famous for his takes on LeBron James and the inevitable GOAT debate involving Michael Jordan. However, there has not been any detail on whether Jimmy Butler II is really feeling unwell. Regardless, fans have sent their prayers to him.
Prayers go out to you and your family may your father get well soon 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿. To you Jimmy Butler
— Jd Bedford (@JdBedford2) June 5, 2023
Prayers go out to Jimmy Butler’s father.
— Laurent Hour (@LaurentHour) June 6, 2023
We love 🏽you @JimmyButler & hope everything is ok with your Father.. know HEATNation is here for you no matter what ..
— 🌸 Lucy🍹💋 (@Mystic_285) June 5, 2023
Wow Prayers for sure going out
for Jimmy Butler father❤️❤️❤️
— Candy Lewis (@Carmell79701011) June 6, 2023
A fan tweeted recently, “May your father get well soon,” while others mentioned that the “HEATNation is here.” It is wholesome to witness Jimmy receive such support from fans if this is a hard time he’s going through.
The Miami Heat seem to be in good spirits ahead of Game 3. Butler doesn’t seem to be bothered about his scoring performances. The Heat have good players who know how to defend as a unit against Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. Ultimately, that could win them the championship if all goes well.