Joel Embiid, Draymond Green and several other NBA stars are left in awe after witnessing Jimmy Butler singlehandedly carry the Miami Heat to victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of their NBA Playoffs series.
With Giannis Antetokounmpo returning from a back injury, there were high expectations that the Bucks were going to tie the series at 2-2. However, Butler wouldn’t just let that happen, as he took the spotlight on Monday and made sure the Heat get a step closer to making it to the next round.
Butler exploded for 56 points as he propelled the Heat to the 119-114 win. Miami took a 3-1 lead in the process, putting them one win away from pulling off a major upset against the no. 1 seed and the best team in the NBA in the 2022-23 season.
Following his epic scoring display–during which he went off with 19 fields goal made on 28 attempts–his fellow NBA stars couldn’t help but be hyped up and heap praise on him. Joel Embiid was among the first one to react, writing “PLAYOFF MF HIMMY BUTLER.”
Draymond Green added, “Say or feel what you want about Jimmy… ANIMAL!!! Double Nickel! And counting.”
Butler’s Heat teammate Victor Oladipo, who suffered a playoffs-ending knee injury in Game 3, also couldn’t hold back his emotions as he witnessed the superstar embarrass the Bucks. Oladipo wrote, “Jimmy mf Butler!!!!!!!!”
Here are more reactions to Butler’s big game from other NBA players:
Nah Jimmy went fed😮💨
— RJ (@RjHampton14) April 25, 2023
Jimmmmmy Butler is That dude
— Kelly Olynyk (@KellyOlynyk) April 25, 2023
— Tyrese Maxey (@TyreseMaxey) April 25, 2023
Jimmy 🪣s.. 50 piece nugget
— Alex Caruso (@ACFresh21) April 25, 2023
— Jabari Smith Jr (@jabarismithjr) April 25, 2023
Butler definitely deserves all the praise he’s getting. Many have counted them out ahead of their series with the Bucks, so no one expected them to even get a 3-1 lead. But here they are now on the brink of upsetting the Bucks, and that’s thanks in large part to Playoff Jimmy.