The latest business scheme by Jimmy Butler has NBA fans reacting wildly. As most of us already know, Butler is the franchise cornerstone for the Miami Heat and is largely responsible for the success that the team has seen in recent times. Although they are yet to win an NBA title, Butler has managed to carry the team to the NBA Finals twice within the span of 4 years.
There is no denying that Butler is an incredibly hardworking and talented player. At the same time, he has also built a reputation for engaging in unique business schemes in order to find a way to make more money. Not that he really needs to considering that he is estimated to have a net worth of around $80 million.
Nonetheless, Jimmy’s latest money-making strategy has fans engaged since it is very different from the methods he has employed in the past, such as selling coffee in the NBA Bubble for $20 a cup. With that being said, let us take a closer look and find out more about his latest idea.
Jimmy Butler looks to charge NBA fans for playing in a 1v1 match with him
If there is anyone who knows how to market their reputation and make a profit out of it, that would be Jimmy. Over the years, he has proven himself to be one of the best players in the playoffs. He has even earned comparisons to Michael Jordan as several fans remain convinced that the two of them are related.
Much like Jordan engaged in gambling to make a little extra side money, Butler’s latest business scheme involves asking contestants to pay him $700 to engage in a 1v1 match. Each participant would have to face off against Butler and prove themselves quickly since it is a game of only two baskets.
If you could afford it, would you pay $699 to go 1-on-1 against Heat star Jimmy Butler? 🤔
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) July 31, 2023
The package would also involve an individual photo with Jimmy and an autographed keepsake. Although many people might be interested in attending this event, fans are under the opinion that paying a huge amount of money just to lose isn’t in their nature, “Nobody paying $700 to lose.”
Nobody paying $700 to lose
— Bench Warmer Banter (@bwb_sports) July 31, 2023
Can I double-or-nothin?
— Rob Allen (@NeedsMoreInput) July 31, 2023
Unfortunately, the rules don’t specify whether the participants will be given their money back or win an additional $700 if they are able to score two baskets before Butler. If that is the case, we are quite sure that a far greater number of fans will engage in this event with the hopes of beating Butler. Not that their chances of winning would be high in either scenario.