As his team angles to make a big-time trade, Jimmy Butler is spending his summer in the lab, prepping for the journey ahead.
On Wednesday, he gave fans a sneak peek at what he’s been doing with some brand-new workout clips. Of course, fans couldn’t help but notice his extensions, which have completely updated his look.
Check it out:
It’s definitely something new for Jimmy, but what does it mean about what we can expect from him in the season to come?
Since arriving in Miami, Butler has helped to nurture a very particular culture for the team, and it has resulted in astounding success.
“Heat Culture? You can name a million things,” said P.J. Tucker on the Heat. “I love that the Heat have bought into it and are like, ‘This is our culture.’ It’s being a [expletive]. It’s being one of the guys. It’s having love for it. Being a hard worker. Being hard-nosed. Putting your nose out there and leaving it out there for your team. That’s all it is, and wanting players like that. It’s just dudes that really lay it on the line every night, not being a prima donna, not caring about stuff that other people care about. But really caring about winning and leaving it out there for your teammates. That is all it is.”
We all know who Butler is as a leader. On the court, he has become quite a familiar force as well.
Last season, he averaged 21.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game in a very tumultuous season, and he did it while consistently guarding the opposition’s best players.
Going forward, the 32-year-old swingman should pick up right where he left off in the 2022 playoffs. If his teammates continue to grow and improve around him, it should make the Heat competitive no matter who they get (or don’t get) this offseason.