Netease Sports reported on September 26:
On September 28, Beijing time, the Heat beat the Celtics at home and advanced to the finals with a big score of 4-2, becoming a big dark horse in the East.
This is the 31-year-old veteran Jimmy Butler's first career on the stage of the finals.
Butler, who had a poor life since he was a child, didn’t have a high draft pick. In 2011, he fell to the 30th pick in the first round before he was picked.
Few superstars are born lower than this. But since then, tenacity has become Butler's creed, and he has not given up for a day. Rose's injury gave Butler a chance. At that time, many players had criticisms about Thibodeau's devil training method, but this was what Butler needed.
As a result, he grew up at a very fast rate, was selected to the All-Star at the age of 25, averaging more than 20 points per game. In the playoffs, his endurance is also amazing, playing more than 40 minutes in the Bulls in the playoffs for three consecutive years.
He became a superstar in this way, but the Bulls regretted that they failed to break through LeBron's rule and entered the finals, and finally ushered in the destiny of understanding.
One thing Butler has been criticized for is his hard temper. In the locker room, he is definitely not the most popular teammate, and he never hides it or feels sorry for it. After he went to play for the Timberwolves and the 76ers, he always took the veteran attitude of "I know how to win", so he was not welcomed by some arrogant young people.
But when he is always in conflict with the team, the outside world can't help but question whether he is qualified to be a good leader until he comes to the Heat. The Heat is obviously a stable management team, the team culture has long been built, but Butler did not create contradictions here, the simple young people in the team are also suitable for his leadership style, so there is this Success.
Perhaps Butler's career is nothing more than waiting for such an opportunity to lead such a team. He was lucky to finally meet the Heat.