“Nobody wants to see us in a 7-game series,” Jimmy Butler puts entire NBA on notice as Miami Heat enter ‘playoff mode’

Jimmy Butler believes that opposing teams aren't interested in facing the Miami Heat during the 2024 NBA playoffs.


“Nobody wants to see us in a 7-game series,” Jimmy Butler puts entire NBA on notice as Miami Heat enter ‘playoff mode’

Jimmy Butler

It’s that time of the year again when we witness playoff Jimmy Butler. In an interview with Alex Squadron of SLAM magazine, the Miami Heat star guard bragged about how opposing teams don’t want to face the Heat during the upcoming playoffs. 

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Everyone knows how dangerous the Heat and especially Butler gets when the postseason starts, so it was left to him to remind everyone again while rocking his trademark smile. 

It's the time where people really gotta think about going up against the Miami Heat and myself. I know what I'm capable of. I know what my squad is capable of. And don't nobody want to see us in a seven-game series anyways. We know that.
Jimmy Butler in an interview with Alex Squadron

Last season, the Miami Heat, led by Jimmy Butler, did something remarkable. As the number 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, they bulldozed everyone, including the number one seed, the Milwaukee Bucks. Butler averaged 37.6 PPG during the series. The team didn’t stop there, as the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics also felt the Heat, literally. 

It’s not the first time he has boasted about his team’s chances, but can they pull it off again this season is something many would love to witness. But with playoff Jimmy Butler, don’t write them out just yet. 

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Jimmy Butler is glad to play against the Philadelphia 76ers on the road

Jimmy Butler seems to be the most confident player in the Eastern Conference. After seeing off the Toronto Raptors in the last game of the regular season and clinching a place to face the Philadelphia 76ers and the resurgent Joel Embiid, playoffs Jimmy Butler isn’t fazed.

That's a question that I don't have the answer to. I wish we played better at home. I don't know. Whenever we get on the road, our backs against the wall a little bit. I guess we get out of our comfort zone, and then we really start making things happen, so I'm actually kind of glad we're on the road.
Jimmy Butler via Alex Squadron

Victory for the Miami Heat against the 76ers would see them match up against the best player in the Eastern Conference, Jalen Brunson, and the New York Knicks. A defeat won’t necessarily spell doom as they would then meet the Winner of the Atlanta Hawks-Chicago Bulls game, leading to them facing title favorites, the Boston Celtics. 

However, with both the Heat and 76ers near full strength, it promises to be an electrifying game, one for the record books. And we can see if Butler can put his money where his mouth is. 

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