Pacers coach Nate McMillan says Jimmy Butler should have been ejected after TJ Warren’s ejection
Butler and Warren got into it on Wednesday in Indiana. Warren was ejected after picking up his second technical foul for clapping his hands in Butler’s face after Butler was called for an offensive foul. This was after both guards got technical fouls for barking at each other. Butler was upset after Warren grabbed his arm on a drive to the hoop.
Nate McMillan believes Butler should have been ejected too since he was blowing kisses to Warren:
“They said [Warren] was clapping at Butler, but Butler was also kissing at him,” McMillan said, via the Miami Herald. “None of the officials saw [Butler blowing kisses]. Both guys should’ve been ejected in that situation. Emotions, they’re going to happen.”
Jimmy Butler took to Instagram after the game and circled when the Heat and Pacers play next. He called out TJ Warren for being trash.
Needless to say, all eyes are going to be on Butler and Warren when the Heat and Pacers face off on March 20. It’s going to be an intriguing game since both the Heat and Pacers are really good and Butler and Warren will likely have words for each other again.