Jimmy Butler Got into a Heated Exchange on the Bench With Udonis Haslem and Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra

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SJ - March 24, 2022

Stop me if you've heard this one before....  Jimmy Butler got into a heated exchange with a teammate and his head coach.  Seems like some of that or all of it has happened a time or two during his career.

During Wednesday night's Heat loss to the Warriors Butler had words with head coach Erik Spoelstra which led to Udonis Haslem threatening to kick Butler's ass.  For his part, Butler got the heated exchange going then did the "oh no hold me back" thing.

Here's how it played out.

Here's how Spoelstra described what happened after the game.

He has to say the Heat are a bunch of competitive guys blah, blah, blah.  He's not going to go out there and say Jimmy Butler is an awesome basketball player, but he's also an asshole.  That's just not coach's style.


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