Jimmy Butler recently appeared on the JJ Redick podcast and shared some thoughts on his former team the Philadelphia 76ers.
Philadelphia has lost three of their last four, including a 118-114 loss at Golden State on Saturday.
They’re slipping deep into the sixth seed, while the Heat are firmly in fourth and chasing Boston.
Might as well kick them while they are down, right?
“I didn't know who the f–k was in charge…I didn't know what the f–k to expect whenever I would go into the gym…I was like: 'Man.' I think I was as lost as the next motherf–ker."
-Jimmy Butler on the Sixers
(🎥 The JJ Redick Podcast / The Ringer) pic.twitter.com/hHZsXqHBJy
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) March 11, 2020
And Butler is comfortable with Redick, having played half of last season together.
From the JJ Redick podcast, courtesy of phillyvoice.com (edited due to language):
JJ: Was last year difficult for you? Not just getting traded, but the whole s*** in the summer, preseason?
Butler: “Hell yeah it was difficult. It was so different and on any given day, me as a person, as a player I didn’t know who the f*** was in charge, that was my biggest thing. I didn’t know what the f*** to expect whenever I would go into the the gym, whenever I would go into the plane, whenever I go into the game, I was as lost as the next motherf*****.
Philadelphia head coach Brett Brown is squarely in the crosshairs, not only with Butler but with local media and fans as well.
In the fourth quarter Steve Kerr ran circles around Brett Brown, who continues to coach in broad strokes, & waited far too long to substitute.
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) March 8, 2020
It seems “The Process” in Philly is a convoluted one to put it mildly.
— The Ringer (@ringer) March 11, 2020
For a team that sits at 38-26 and seemingly a lock to make the NBA postseason, the cracks are surfacing at an inopportune time.
Jimmy Butler on last season in Philadelphia: “I didn’t know who the fuck was in charge.”
In a new interview with JJ Redick, he dishes on his relationship with Brown, an awkward film session, the infamous meeting in Portland, and why he left Philly: https://t.co/eH7OQT3Kih
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) March 11, 2020
Thankfully for Butler, and Heat fans, he now plays for an organization with a real culture.
We really want that 4-5 matchup. Or 3-6. Or whatever.
Just play in the playoffs.
Jimmy Butler on those in charge at the Sixers (Brett Brown) on The JJ Redick Podcast:
“On any given day….I didn’t know who the fuck was in charge. I didn’t know what the fuck to expect when we went into the gym….I think I was as lost as the next motherfucker”#HEATTwitter pic.twitter.com/geXP4E6DXo
— Simon Smith (@SimonSperling) March 11, 2020
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