Jimmy Butler gets trolled after TJ Warren’s 53-point display vs. Sixers
Indiana Pacers forward TJ Warren had a career night on their first game back for the season restart against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. The 6-foot-8 wing erupted for a career-high 53 points to lead Indiana to their first win in the bubble games.
With Warren’s epic night, NBA fans took to Twitter to troll Miami Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler. Here are some of the funny memes the fans generated for Jimmy Buckets, who isn’t the biggest fan of Mr. Warren.
TJ Warren’s bubble career > Jimmy Butler’s bubble career. 👀 pic.twitter.com/76UyxGGDIk
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) August 2, 2020
Jimmy Butler watching TJ Warren put up a 50 piece on the Sixers pic.twitter.com/8eKuR84N0p
— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) August 2, 2020
TJ Warren: *drops 53 points against the 76ers*
Jimmy Butler: pic.twitter.com/9NMl9qCiax
— Ballrsnation 🏀 (@ballrsnation) August 2, 2020
Jimmy Butler watching the 76ers get lit up by his son TJ Warren pic.twitter.com/xfKOBsPbFC
— NCNATIVE (@NCNATIVE94) August 2, 2020
TJ Warren with 29 in the first half
Jimmy Butler right now… pic.twitter.com/2gycohDMwt
— Hoosier Huddles (@HoosierHuddles) August 2, 2020
Warren and Butler have a long-standing beef with each other. And it seems like Butler hasn’t forgotten about it ever since their spat began earlier this season. Prior to the restart, Butler made some feisty remarks about facing “trash” TJ Warren and the Pacers twice in the Orlando games.
In case you don’t remember, the two forwards had a heated altercation earlier in the season during an early January game this year. Butler didn’t like the way Warren fouled him on a play and let him know about it. Warren didn’t back down as the two went at each other’s faces. The two had to be separated and each received a technical foul for the exchange.
After heads seemingly cooled down, Butler intentionally committed an offensive foul on Warren by forcefully thrusting his shoulder into the latter’s body. Warren taunted Butler and clapped right in his face. Unfortunately, this also happened right in front of the referees. They issued him his second technical in the evening, getting himself ejecting from the game. Much to Warren’s dismay, Butler blew him flying kisses good night.
The two later exchanged words during their post-game comments. Over half a year later, it seems like the feud is still on-going. The Pacers and Heat face each other twice in the bubble games. Their first encounter will be on August 10 and the second will happen on August 14. Mark your calendars, folks.