The Miami Heat are on the verge of going to the NBA Finals after defeating the Boston Celtics 128-102 in Game 3 on Sunday night.
Jimmy Butler is playing out of his mind, as he’s leading his team to big win after big win. However, he won fans over again after hitting Boston with the perfect taunt.
After Gabe Vincent hit a three-pointer in the third quarter, putting the Heat up by 23, Jimmy Butler called timeout for the Celtics with possibly the best taunt you’ll ever see.
Jimmy Butler calls timeout for the Celtics 😭
Heat by 23 over Boston in the 3rd quarter! pic.twitter.com/8UNiaCCrSz
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 22, 2023
But there is a little backstory to this timeout call. Al Horford did something similar to the Heat during Game 1 of this series. So, Butler got him back with an incredibly petty taunt.
To make it even better, Jimmy Butler made sure Al Horford saw him do it. Ensuring the Celtics center won’t forget about it.
Jimmy got his revenge on Al Horford 😅
(via @5ReasonsSports) pic.twitter.com/ZGU4SsN8dh
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 22, 2023
Now the Heat are up 3-0 in the series while the Celtics face elimination. I don’t know about you, but maybe making Jimmy Butler angry isn’t the right decision.
He’s seemingly balled out throughout this playoff run as nobody has had an answer for him.
But to see Butler get back at Horford is awesome. We need more petty moments like this in sports. It makes it awesome and more fun overall.
Miami has a chance to close out this series on Tuesday night. Look for Jimmy Butler to be at his best, taunts and all.