Mike Scott wants Sixers crowd to boo Jimmy Butler in return to Philly
After a relatively successful campaign with the Philadelphia 76ers, Jimmy Butler bolted the City of Brotherly Love this off-season and headed over to South Beach and signed with the Miami Heat. Sixers fans surely did not like the fact that Butler left their team just like that, and forward Mike Scott wants them to let him know about it.
Scott was on Zach Gelb’s CBS Sports Radio show when he encouraged the Sixers faithful to boo the enigmatic swingman when he makes his return to Philly.
.@mikescott of the @sixers says @JimmyButler is his boy & is just like him besides the country music but he will probably foul the s*** out of Jimmy when the #Sixers play the #Heat. Mike says Philly fans better boo the s*** out of Jimmy. https://t.co/9qWsAOKGSh @CBSSportsRadio pic.twitter.com/QhDqnhHhxx
— Zach Gelb (@ZachGelb) August 23, 2019
Unlike Butler, Scott re-signed with the Sixers this past summer to a two-year, $9.8 million deal.
So you heard the man, Sixers fans. Don’t show any love to Jimmy B when he comes back. Mark your calendars: November 23rd will be the day Butler returns to Philly as part of the Heat.
Eyebrows instantly rose when Butler ultimately signed with the Heat. Butler was on record that he wanted to be in a winning situation. However, leaving a Philadelphia team that came within bounces of advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals for a non-playoff squad like Miami certainly doesn’t indicate that.
Nevertheless, the attraction of the South Beach market has always been huge for marquee free agents, and the Heat have indicated that they are not quite finished making moves. Still, the team would seem way further below the Eastern Conference pecking order compared to Philadelphia.
The Sixers have done a marvelous job covering for their off-season losses in Butler and three-point specialist J.J. Redick, who signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. To compensate for Butler’s departure, they received Josh Richardson in the sign-and-trade deal the Heat had to make to acquire Butler. They also signed veteran All-Star big man Al Horford to pair with Joel Embiid inside the paint.