This isn't the first time Jimmy Butler has shown us that, come the postseason, he's an entirely different player. But according to Nick Wright, if he can lead his Miami Heat to a championship against the Denver Nuggets in the upcoming NBA Finals, his standing in the league will go up a whole lot more.

Speaking on Fox Sports 1's First Things First, Wright discussed his “Player Pyramid,” which highlights who he believes to be the top ten players since the 20034 draft. Sitting atop the pyramid is LeBron James; on the next level are Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant; on the third tier are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul; while rounding things out are Nikola Jokic, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden.

But that pyramid is far from set in stone. Prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Wright said: “If Jimmy Butler wins this title, he'll replace James Harden as one of the 10 best guys to come into the league in the last 20 years. All rings don't weigh the same. This would be a heavy ring.”

It's a significant claim considering that Butler probably wouldn't be in the conversation if this was based on regular season performance, but it's also something that it's hard to disagree with. Already, he's led his Heat to the NBA Finals in 2020, was one shot away from doing the same in 2022, and now the NBA Finals in 2023 as the number eight seed. The legend of playoff Jimmy Butler continues to grow, and if he can somehow lead his crew of unheralded teammates to a championship against one of the most complete offensive sides we've seen in recent memory, it's hard to argue with Nick Wright's take.