- NBA Insider Shams Charania claims Jimmy Butler has had very “testy” moments with Heat coaching staff and players this season
- Jimmy Butler’s agent Bernard Lee called out Sharania in a fiery Twitter post over the report
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Jimmy Butler’s agent Bernard Lee wants to dispel any rumors that his client has issues with any one on the Miami Heat
On Friday, NBA insider Shams Charania claims he has heard that Butler has some “very testy moments behind the scenes’ with Heat coaches and players this season.
"I'm told there has been very, very testy moments behind the scenes between Jimmy and that coaching staff."
— Stadium (@Stadium) May 21, 2021
“Everyone that knows Jimmy Butler understands this is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve, he’s not afraid to let people know how he feels. This Miami team goes to the Finals last year in the bubble and I think that was a surprise to everyone…I don’t think anyone picked them going into the finals, that adds expectations to this franchise. for Jimmy Butler and how feels like this franchise should go.
I’m told there has been very, very testy moments behind the scenes between Jimmy, that coaching staff, that roster at different points.”
Lee, who represents Butler, took offense to Charania’s report and absolutely blasted the NBA insider on Twitter.
Shut the f*ck up you click bait, ambulance chasing, dirt bag piece of sh*t. No one has told you this because this is not reality. Go find someone’s assistant to text abt an MRI or some other human calamity you want to be 1st on. We are good over here. https://t.co/ER5iAkk0J8
— Bernard Lee (@BernieoLee) May 21, 2021
Miami Heat beat reporter Ethan Skolnick also poured cold water on Charania’s report.
The relationship between Jimmy Butler and the Heat is as healthy as — or healthier than — any of the Heat’s relationships with their stars in the 25 years I’ve covered the team.
Are there disagreements? There are with any star and team. But if you only knew about others.
— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) May 21, 2021