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Jimmy Butler’s hilarious response to Kyrie Irving’s reported interest in Timberwolves

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Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Jimmy Butler looks like a very serious and committed guy. He plays hard and focuses on both ends of the court while not being too vocal outside the game. However, he can be a funny guy sometimes.

TMZ caught up with Butler in Malibu recently. They wanted to hear his reaction to the rumors about Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving. However, no one expected Butler to say that he does not even know who Kyrie is.

From TMZ:

With all the Kyrie rumors going around, we asked Jimmy Buckets if he wanted Irving to join him in Minnesota.

Jimmy’s response: “I don’t even know who that is.”

Of course, Jimmy Buckets is just messing around. Butler and Irving became very good friends during their time with Team USA in 2016. Due to this, the Cavs attempted bringing Butler to Ohio, thinking it would give them a better chance against the Golden State Warriors. However, reports leaked that there was a specific Cavalier player telling Butler not to come to Cleveland, citing a toxic environment.

Of course, when it came out that Irving wants to be traded, it seemed likely he was the Cavs player in question above. Now, the rumors are that Butler is pushing the Wolves to trade for Irving. Also, Irving reportedly wants to be in Minnesota.