Tom Thibodeau Reacts to Jimmy Butler’s Slander of the Knicks

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Last postseason, Jimmy Butler sent the Knicks home, but he wasn’t give that opportunity again this year due to an MCL injury that saw him miss the entire first round.

The Miami star went ham on the Knicks recently, specifically Josh Hart and head coach Tom Thibodeau in a video from Rock The Bells circulating on social media.

“If I was playing, Boston would be at home,” Butler said. “New York damn sure would be f**king at home.”

The interviewer asking Jimmy questions in the video also brought up Josh Hart.

“F**k that mean to me? Josh Hart? C’mon man,” Butler said. “I love Thibs, but I don’t want Thibs. Thibs, I love you baby, but I want to beat you to a pulp. You want me. I don’t want you. It’s like a one-sided relationship.

“You in love with me and I love you but I’m not in love with you, you know what I’m saying.”

Butler played for Thibodeau during his time with the Bulls and the Timberwolves.

The pair still seem have a lot of love for eachother despite how things ended for Jimmy in Minnesota after the 2018-19 season.

After the Jimmy video, Thibodeau was asked about Butler in a media call and a huge smile came across his face.

“I don’t know him,” Thibodeau said. “But I’ll beat him to a pulp.”

Without Butler, the Heat went down the Celtics in five games during the first round.

Despite Butler being Miami’s best scorer, there have already been “loud whispers” about Butler’s future being in serious doubt, due to his “declining play and constant absences”, via The Athletic’s John Hollinger. 

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