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CJ McCollum, Draymond Green clap back at hate toward Heat’s Jimmy Butler

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Amid rumors that Jimmy Butler is a bad teammate, CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors came to the defense of the Miami Heat star.

McCollum retweeted a clip of Butler coming to practice wearing Tyler Herro’s old high school jersey. The Blazers guard then questioned the rumors regarding Jimmy Butler being a toxic locker room presence.

Green stepped into the fold by sharing his insights on why Butler develop that type of reputation. According to Green, Jimmy Butler just wants to win so badly. Fortunately, he found a group of guys with the same passion that he has.

To recall, prior to joining the Heat, Jimmy Butler had a stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Philadelphia 76ers. With the Wolves, the infamous practice session occurred where Butler reportedly lashed out on the entire team. Reports revealed that he singled-out young guns Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for being soft. He also had some choice words for the Wolves organization.

While he did well in his stint with the 76ers, whispers still made their way around the league that Jimmy Butler was not an ideal locker room presence. The fact that Butler opted to leave the 76ers after just a year sent signals that Butler may indeed be the problem and not his previous teams.

But all these criticisms have been cast aside given Jimmy Butler’s strong showing with the Heat. His friendship with rookie Tyler Herro has been well documented. And most of all, the Heat re just a win away from the NBA Finals.

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