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Why Didn’t Jimmy Butler Want to Hold the Eastern Conference Finals Trophy After Defeating Celtics?

The Miami Heat made history on Sunday night by becoming the first eighth seed to reach the NBA Finals in 24 years, after defeating the Boston Celtics in a thrilling Game 7 at the TD Garden. The Heat dominated almost the entire game, thanks to a clutch performance by Jimmy Butler, and a early Jayson Tatum ankle injury.

Jimmy Butler Didn’t Want to Hold the Eastern Conference Finals Trophy, Was that a Statement?

Butler was awarded the Larry Bird Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the Eastern Conference Finals, but he didn’t seem to care much about the individual accolade as kept an unimpressed look on his face while staring at it for a few moments. What stood out more was that Butler also showed no interest in holding the Eastern Conference Finals trophy. As Adebayo tried to hand him the silverware, Butler made a “no” gesture with his hand and shook his head, indicating that he didn’t want to touch it.

This gesture captured by the cameras highlighted Butler’s competitive spirit, and his focus on the ultimate goal: winning the NBA championship. Butler’s refusal to hold the Eastern Conference Finals trophy was reminiscent of something his alleged father Michael Jordan might do. If he goes on to win a championship, he can arguably be regarded as a top 10 player ever, maybe even top 5.

Butler has been vocal about his desire to win a ring ever since he joined the Heat, after leaving the Philadelphia 76ers in a sign-and-trade deal. He has repeatedly said that he came to Miami because he felt that the Heat culture matched his work ethic and his hunger for more.

He has also proven his leadership skills and his ability to elevate his game when it matters most. He has been a lockdown defender, a playmaker and a mentor for his younger teammates.


Butler knows that the job is not finished yet. He knows that he and his team will face a formidable opponent in the Denver Nuggets, who have also made history in the past by becoming the first team to overcome two 3-1 deficits in a single postseason back in 2020. He knows that he will have to contend with Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and a deep Nuggets roster that has shown resilience and grit throughout their playoff run, especially against a Lakers team that most people thought had an easy road to the finals after defeating the Warriors.

He also knows that he has a chance to achieve something special with this Heat team, something that few people expected them to do at the beginning of the season. He knows that he has a chance to join an elite group of players who have led their teams to championships as underdogs.

He knows that he has a chance to cement his legacy as one of the best players of his generation. The man who led an 8th seed to an NBA championship. Jimmy Butler is doing things most would expect from a person who many conspiracy theorists believe might be Michael Jordan’s son.

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