We first saw this Butler affair flourish in Chicago.
That’s where Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro started posting Instagram love letters to each other, shooting and sneering together in workouts.
Now, though, their affection is in full bloom.
Jimmy Butler clearly likes guys who get it. Who not only can play, but play really really hard. It’s already apparent to him that the rookie does that.
And Tuesday, in the Miami Heat’s preseason opening win against the San Antonio Spurs, Heat fans saw that up close. Herro scored 18 in his preseason debut, every which way. But he also dished, blocked, scrambled and sprinted.
And Butler loved it.
Well, he didn’t love everything.
He doesn’t love Herro’s hair.
Here’s a clip from after the game.
You’ll probably figure out when the rookie walked by him, and then walked out.
“He’s a player. This city is going to fall in love with him.”
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) October 9, 2019
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