There’s no love lost between Jimmy Butler and his former Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Karl-Anthony Towns.
During Friday’s Heat-Timberwolves, Butler could be heard calling Towns a “loser” and “soft as baby shit.”
Jimmy Butler straight up called KAT a “loser” and “soft as baby shit” pic.twitter.com/Wk4Ai07GSY
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The verbal jabs between KAT & Jimmy Butler went on much longer, here's the full length version pic.twitter.com/1dWLdcPQC5
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There’s plenty of history of bad blood between Butler and Towns.
Back in 2018, Butler forced a trade out of Minnesota after verbally berating his teammates Towns and Andrew Wiggins during a now infamous practice.
Via Yahoo Sports
Throughout the practice, Butler verbally bashed Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, president of basketball operations/coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden, league sources said.
Screaming from the top of his lungs, Butler uttered taunts at his teammates such as “They ain’t [expletive]!” and “They soft!”, league sources said. Most of the players knew the invectives were directed at Towns and Wiggins, league sources said.
At one point, Butler found himself guarding Towns in the post and when the big man received the entry pass, Butler yelled, “He can’t do [expletive] against me!” and Towns ended up kicking the ball out, league sources said.
When practice concluded, Butler stormed out of the facility without stretching with the rest of his teammates, league sources said.
Towns then huddled the players up with a message centered on everyone keeping their emotions in check, league sources said. But according to some of the players, the message was empty.
It seems like Butler is content on bullying Towns for the rest of his career.