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Jimmy Butler questions taking ball away from Ben Simmons during 2019 Playoffs

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Former Sixers talent Jimmy Butler is presently having a tremendous season for the Miami Heat, leading his side to an impressive 41-23 record in the Eastern Conference. Nonetheless, the 30-year-old could not help but take a quick stroll down memory lane to discuss his time with the Philadelphia 76ers last year.

For starters, Butler admitted that he did not exactly see eye to eye with Sixers head coach Brett Brown.

Butler arrived in Philly in November 2018 via trade following a public spat with his former team, the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 6-foot-7 swingman would join the likes of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons to form a superteam in the East, but unfortunately for them, they could not get passed eventual champs, the Toronto Raptors, in the second round of the playoffs.

In Butler’s mind, one of the biggest reasons behind Philadelphia’s short-lived postseason run last year was because of coach Brown’s decision to take the ball out of Simmons’ hands.

The former Sixers star would not stop there. He then would go on to say that this was not the only instance he disagreed with his former coach’s decisions.

These are some pretty feisty comments coming from Butler, and as it appears, there has been no love lost between himself and his former Sixers coach.

As we all know, Butler’s time in Philadelphia would not last long. With his narrative above, it has now become clear that his relationship with Brown was one of the main reasons why he decided to jump ship.