NBA Twitter roasts Heat star Jimmy Butler’s confounding clutch decision in Game 7 vs. Celtics
Jimmy Butler is one of the most clutch players in the NBA today. When the chips are down and you need a shot to save the game, the series, or the season, you turn to Jimmy G Buckets. However, even the most clutch players in the league fall short, as the Miami Heat unfortunately learned.
The Heat were mounting a massive Game 7 comeback against the Celtics thanks to Jimmy Butler. After a bad Boston possession, Butler came down with the ball and started to bolt to their side of the court. And then… this happened. (via ClutchPoints)
Jimmy Butler ALMOST gave Miami the lead here 😱pic.twitter.com/biMO0BTo36
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 30, 2022
Butler made a rather bizarre move at the time, taking a fastbreak 3-pointer with more than 15 seconds left on the clock. What’s crazy is that the Heat star clearly had a wide-open lane… and yet, he came up just short on the attempt.
Many fans on NBA Twitter were taken aback by Butler’s shot attempt. Here are a few reactions from Heat and non-Heat fans alike.
That's the worst three-point shot attempt in Miami Heat playoff history
— Creativecook.eth (@creativecook305) May 30, 2022
Jimmy Butler with the heat check of his LIFE
— NBA Quick Report™🏀 (@NBAquickreport) May 30, 2022
Of course, there were fans that roasted the Heat star alive for his decision-making.
"almost" is doing a lot of work here
— lol'd to sleep (@_read_and_react) May 30, 2022
JIMMY FOE THREE pic.twitter.com/iBaEcyKtvU
— Nav (@Navtreaks) May 30, 2022
Jimmy thought he was MJ pulling that LMAOOO
— . (@Z6Pcvxkedd) May 30, 2022
There were also some Jimmy Butler defenders on Twitter (including NFL star CB Jalen Ramsey), saying that the Heat star earned the right to try that shot.
I like that shot from my best player on the team 🤷🏾♂️… it’s okay. Jimmy LIKE THAT forreal! One of my favorite players
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) May 30, 2022
if ur the star player and having the game that he was having, you live with that shot
— clips (@happyclipperfan) May 30, 2022
Yup, wide open, might not get a better look than that
— Scottie’s Burner #FuckStephCurry (@ScottieBurner) May 30, 2022
What’s done is done. Jimmy Butler took a risk for the Miami Heat to end the game right then and there. Unfortunately for him… Lady Luck wasn’t on his side for this shot.