Charles Barkley's High Praise For Jimmy Butler

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 03: College basketball analyst Charles Barkley on air before the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four championship game between the Connecticut Huskies and the San Diego State Aztecs at NRG Stadium on April 03, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Charles Barkley believes Jimmy Butler is the top of the Miami Heat franchise.

Charles Barkley was like every other fan watching the Miami Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. The Heat's victory gives the team a 3-1 series lead. Which many people didn't believe would happen. However, the Heat have no interest in hearing what fans and the media have to say about their chances of eliminating the Bucks. Now Miami is in the driver's seat to pull off the massive upset. Heat star Jimmy Butler is the leader of that bus. The Miami superstar carried his team to a victory on Monday. Which led to high praise from Barkley.

Butler's 56-point performance was something you had to see to believe. Late in the fourth quarter, it felt like the Bucks were going to get the victory. However, Butler wasn't going to allow the Bucks to leave Miami with a victory. Every offensive possession for the Heat in the fourth quarter was a can't-miss moment. Fans were holding their breath while watching Butler put on a masterpiece performance. Including Barkley mentioning Butler as one of the greatest players to play in Miami.

Charles Barkley Dazzled By Butler Performance

“Jimmy Butler joins Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade as the greatest Heat players ever.” Barkley's statement is high praise for Butler. But the praise is rightfully so. Since arriving in Miami, Butler has led the team on a few great playoff journeys. The team made it to the NBA Finals in 2020, as well as the Eastern Conference Finals last summer. The Heat have been so close to the promised land and now are looking to create even a little bit more history.

However, the Bucks will not be going down without a fight. Milwaukee is the number-one seed in the Eastern Conference for a reason. But Milwaukee has had to deal with injuries to their star player Giannis. Winning this series for the Heat would put Butler high on the list of fan-favorite players in Miami. Where do you believe Butler belongs on the list of greatest Heat players? Is Charles Barkley right on Butler's place in franchise history? Let us know what you think in the comment section. For the latest NBA news, keep it right here with HNHH.

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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.