Timberwolves ownership changed from Glen Taylor to Jimmy Butler in team’s Wikipedia page
After the tirade Jimmy Butler had yesterday at Minnesota Timberwolves practice it appears that the team has new owners. Someone had a little fun with the Timberwolves Wikipedia page and changed the owner of the team from Glen Taylor to Jimmy Butler.
Hard work Jimmy 👌 pic.twitter.com/GBUXpLxUfs
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) October 11, 2018
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Jimmy Butler showed up at practice and challenged teammates, coaches and members of the front office. According to one source, Butler at one point in practice started to yell at general manager Scott Layden: “You f—ing need me, Scott. You can’t win without me.”
Jimmy had a sitdown with Rachel Nichols of ESPN after the incident and confirmed most of the things that were reported did happen but tried to defend his actions saying he is a passionate guy.
“A lot of it is true,” Jimmy Bulter said. “I haven’t played basketball in so long. I’m so passionate. I don’t do it for any reason but to compete. All my emotion came out in one time. Was it the right way? No! But I can’t control that when I’m out there competing. That’s raw me, me at my finest, me at my purest. Inside the lines.”
Butler has requested a trade and confirmed against to Nichols that he doesn’t see a way that he can continue to be on the Timberwolves so right now he does own the team. The start of the NBA season is less than a week away and while the Wolves try to get ready for the season, they have this Jimmy Butler problem hanging over their head.