Jimmy Butler goes on rant about losing
The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently sitting at the bottom of the Northwest division with a disappointing 4-9 record. Wolves superstar Jimmy Butler goes on a rant about his frustrations on losing many games early this season.
Sam Amick of The Athletic had an exclusive interview with the 29-year old disgruntled All-Star.
“I absolutely hate — hate to fucking lose, and the way that we go about things sometimes isn’t the right way, myself included, and a lot of other people as well. I just think that, man, whenever you win, everything takes care of itself. But we’ve got to figure out a way to do that, man. No matter what, all I want to do is win. I don’t care what anybody says, any media outlet, anybody says as a person, the one thing they can’t say is that I don’t want to win.”
Things have been ugly in Minnesota for some time now. Both Jimmy Butler and the Wolves front office have been heavily-scrutinized for the way they are handling their differences regarding the former’s demand to be traded.
As a result, the team has been disappointing so far. Considering the talent in their roster, the Wolves should have been dominating opposing teams and not the other way around.
While Butler has every right to be frustrated as his team is currently on a five-game losing streak, part of it could also be attributed on how his off-court antics and comments have been negatively affecting the team’s chemistry and morale.
Butler and the Timberwolves look to return to winning ways when they face the Brooklyn Nets in their next home game.