Jimmy Butler’s Former Teammate Reveals Legendary Story

Jeff Teague tells iconic story involving Jimmy Butler’s time with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

BYTyler Reed
Jimmy Butler’s Former Teammate Reveals Legendary Story

Jimmy Butler has never been one to hide his feelings. The Miami Heat star has been having a brilliant playoff run this season. However, "Playoff Jimmy" wasn't always in the right environment. Once upon a time, Butler was tasked with bringing together a young unit with the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, Butler's time with Minnesota was less than memorable. But the stories involving the Heat guard and some of his former teammates have now become legendary.

One of the more memorable stories involved Butler finally having enough of his young teammates. The legend told was that Butler took the bench and defeated the rest of the Minnesota starters like a drum. Recently, Jeff Teague sat down to re-live the moment that fans would have paid to see. Teague remembers Butler's disdain toward the franchise for not believing in him by not paying him the big contract. However, Teague recalls the entire situation being over the top.

Jimmy Butler Owns Timberwolves Starters

According to Teague, he remembers the moment being more funny than most. The former Timberwolves guard recalls laughing at Butler's behavior during the practice. However, it got to a point where Teague and the rest of the starters were ready for their rematch. But Butler was done after making his statement. That is when Teague claims to remember seeing Butler's interview on TV in the locker room after that practice. The rest is history between Butler and the Timberwolves.

Now it seems that Butler has found his home in Miami. The star forward has been a part of a few great playoff runs with the Heat already. Including a 2020 run to the NBA Finals. However, now Miami has another chance to create history. As the team has already taken down the number one overall seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat will meet the New York Knicks for the chance at an Eastern Conference Finals bid. Can Jimmy Butler keep up his outstanding performances for Miami? Let us know what you think of Butler's chances at winning a championship 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.