Heat news: Jimmy Butler makes sly remark about facing 'trash' T.J. Warren twice in Orlando
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Heat’s Jimmy Butler makes sly remark about facing ‘trash’ T.J. Warren twice in Orlando

Jimmy Butler, Heat, T.J. Warren, Pacers

Miami Heat All-Star small forward Jimmy Butler tried to play coy when he was asked about facing T.J. Warren and the Indiana Pacers twice in Orlando during the seeding games.

However, everyone in the NBA knows Butler is looking forward to the Heat’s two games against the Pacers after what happened the last time the two teams met.

Butler and Warren got into it after the latter grabbed the former’s arm on a drive to the basket. Warren was ejected after picking up his second technical foul for clapping his hands in Butler’s face after the Heat star was called for an offensive foul. Jimmy then blew kisses toward Warren as the Pacers forward was ejected.

After the game, Butler took to Instagram and circled when the Heat and Pacers were set to play next. He also called out Warren for being “trash.”

During his conference call with Heat reporters on Tuesday, Butler made a sly remark about facing Warren and the Pacers, via Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel:

“I’m pretty sure that you can’t see the smile that’s on my face,” Jimmy Butler said from behind his protective mask, abiding by the league’s protocols amid the new coronavirus pandemic, as he spoke on a media teleconference from Disney World.

“It’s a basketball game, to me. Look, I’m happy to be competing against anybody, anywhere. They’re a very, very, very good team. But I’m taking the Miami Heat twice.”

All eyes are going to be on Butler and Warren when the Heat and Pacers face off on Aug. 10 and again on Aug. 14. Both teams have clinched spots in the 2020 playoffs, and there’s a chance Miami and Indiana could meet in the postseason.

As it stands, the Heat are in fourth place in the East, while the Pacers are in fifth. The fourth and fifth seeds play each other in the first round of the postseason.