There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Eastern Conference Finals MVP title. In the end, it was Jimmy Butler who took home the trophy after leading the Miami Heat to an epic series win over the Boston Celtics. There were some folks who were campaigning for Caleb Martin to bag the title, but in the end, Butler did enough to edge out his Heat teammate.
As it turns out, however, Jimmy could care less about winning the MVP trophy. When asked where the piece of silverware is right now, the Heat talisman got brutally honest with his response:
“With my dad. I gave it to him. I don’t need it,” Butler said.
Malika Andrews: “Where is the Eastern Conference Finals MVP trophy now?”
Jimmy Butler: “With my dad. I gave it to him. I don’t need it.”
Jimmy has other hardware in mind 🤩 🏆pic.twitter.com/QJ9lsYcxSm
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 1, 2023
Jimmy Butler isn't being disrespectful here. He appreciates the honor of being named the MVP of the series but in the end, it doesn't really matter to him. This dude is all about winning, and up and until he gets his hands on an NBA title, Butler still wouldn't have reached his ultimate goal. And so, this is exactly what he intends to do now that he has another opportunity to bag that elusive first championship.
Of all people, however, Jimmy Butler is well aware of the challenge that lies in front of them. Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets are considered the heavy favorites to win it all this season and as always, the Heat are the underdogs again. Butler and Co. have gotten used to this role and in fact, they have relished it.