Jimmy Butler has been at the center of controversy as a member of the Miami Heat in the past. The Heat recently acquired Butler’s best friend, point guard Kyle Lowry. Most of his new teammates have taken to their new teammate and given him glowing reviews. Butler recently went in the opposite direction.
Before the start of the season, Butler told the press to expect chaos from the newest member of the Heat. Recently, he elaborated further on his feelings about his pal being a part of the team.
“It’s annoying as sh*t. That’s what Kyle Chaos is.”
Jimmy was referring to Lowry’s tendency to quickly recover the ball after their opponents score to try and make a fast offensive play. Butler criticized the fast pace in an interview with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
The comments were meant to be a lighthearted jab at a close friend. Butler has wanted Lowry to join the Heat for years. He also heaped praise on the former Toronto Raptor.
“Realizing how fast you have to play with Kyle as your point guard. I think we’ve got to get used to that. I think he’s always looking to pitch the ball ahead and get guys in the right spots. It’s incredible. It’s a blessing. Sometimes it’s a curse, because you’ve got to be in some really great shape to be out there in what we call the ‘Kyle Chaos.’ It’s real.”
Jimmy Butler is averaging 17 points per game for the Heat this preseason. Lowry leads the team in steals with an average of 2.2 per game. The Miami Heat open their regular season on October 21 at home against the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks.
We’ll have to see if Lowry responds to this apparent fire from Butler. Keep posted on Thirsty for more updates.
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