Jimmy Butler reveals what Heat need to do to beat Lakers in NBA Finals
Miami Heat superstar Jimmy Butler is not sweating over the fact that they will now face the best unit in the Western Conference in the NBA Finals.
Shortly after helping Miami eliminate the pesky Boston Celtics in Game 6 of their East Finals series on Sunday, Butler opened up about taking on the powerhouse Los Angeles Lakers for the Larry O’Brien trophy.
Heat’s Jimmy Butler on NBA Finals: “It’s going to have to be d—- near perfect to beat the Lakers. We’re capable of it. We’re not worried about no 5 seed or no 1 seed.” pic.twitter.com/ERu6Ig6dmd
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) September 28, 2020
Judging by the Heat’s historical run in the 2020 playoffs so far, Jimmy Butler’s take on potentially beating the Lakers is definitely on point.
While it won’t be an easy task to get the better of perhaps two of the best players in the league right now in LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Miami has already proven that they are capable of slaying heavily favored teams.
After all, they vanquished the league-best Milwaukee Bucks and MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in just five games in the East semis. Butler and Co. even dismantled the Celtics’ ferocious three-headed monster of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker.
The Heat and the Lakers, meanwhile, only faced each other twice in the regular season, with the Lakeshow coming up victorious in both occasions. However, this statistic doesn’t really mean much, since Miami has looked like an entirely different squad ever since the season resumed at Walt Disney World.
Jimmy Buckets did pretty well on both games, putting up 20-plus point performances in those losses against LA. The 31-year-old two-way star will certainly need to work tirelessly on both ends of the floor in the finale, since the Lakers are the most stacked unit the Heat will face so far.