Miami’s Jimmy Butler has labelled his rivalry with Indiana’s T.J Warren officially “dead”.
Butler, who was speaking before the Miami Heat’s first round match-up with the Indiana Pacers, doubled down on his team’s focus on the basketball, and not a personal rivalry on the side.
“I’m going to go out there and be the best player on the floor. That’s what Miami has me here to do. I’m not worried about nobody’s matchup, man. We can kill that. That’s dead,” Butler said.
“Everybody wants to make a story out of it, but my job isn’t against T.J. Warren, it’s against the Indiana Pacers, and my job is to help the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers,” he continued.
The beef Butler referenced dates back to January, when he and Warren had to be separated during the game after a heated clash. At the time, Butler called Warren ‘trash’ and said that Warren couldn’t guard him.