Everyone has had that coworker who sucks but is really good at his job, so the manager looks the other way when Glen spends 20 minutes of his weekly staff meeting bragging about his motorcycle ride. his weekend water. Yeah, he’s annoying, but god, can he sell the damn Kias for a fair price. Dwight Howard is the king of the genre. Basically a Marcelo is more dashing who tries too hard to be as sociable as Shaq, it’s clear that once his skills drop – and even a little before they don’t – teams and teammates can’t get rid of him fast enough.
This is not a bad thing a player can be and still be contracted to catch passes from the Tom Brady controversy. I’m talking about people that the only accused crime is really hard to work with, and I think we could put Jimmy Butler on the list, so let’s see where he stands against Howard.
Listen, I love Jimmy. I think Jimmy is great. He plays defensively, offensively and has the confidence to take on excellent players and is self-aware enough to not try for 15 3s per game. Miami was merged in Game 2, and unsurprisingly Butler was the best player on his team. The Heat’s self-appointed leader posted 29, 6 and 3 on the 11th of 18 games, and after the game said the Celtics had tried and succeeded in embarrassing the home team.
Those are the following content that beat pretty well, but we know all about other issues, like verbal communication with coach Erik Spoelstraand the bizarre interview after beating Philly in the conference semifinals, in which he trolled the 76ers for signing Tobias Harris, who was already signed when it happened, and added that he that was Proud of Joel Embiid and still wish he was on my team. Imaginary light acts are not new, they are just tired and longing for an old teammate like that girl who has left is an odd, unnecessary thing to do even when he expresses that he How much he loves the Miami organization in the same interview. Is he spoofing, or arranging an exit strategy for when Pat Riley finally gets caught?
Jimmy Buckets is on record saying he wants to one day sell a cup of coffee $100. The owner of the BigFace Brand coffee shop started out by charging people $20 for a cup of Bubble, and I guess he thinks that’s the starting price for something you can get for free if you go in. right gas station. I know it’s demeaning the haughty coffee industry, but I feel that $20 is a lot even for Starbucks.
So now that we’ve set up a few Butler credentials, where will he line up against Howard as a player? Both led their teams to an NBA Finals where each lost to the Lakers. Howard’s team had a series of wins over LeBron James, something that not many players can boast about, including Butler.
The Orlando Magic Howard was the first team at the All-NBA five times, and although Butler had four picks for the All-NBA, all were third. While it seems that Butler’s relevance has spanned more than eight years of Howard’s All-Star appearances, Jimmy, who hit 20+ points per game has only been around for about eight years, with six nods to All- Star.
If Miami makes it to the NBA Finals this year, the case for Butler to be the better player could be made just because playoff success matters so much. However, it is still a very close contest and comes down to who is more important as a person. Howard’s ring to the Lakers isn’t really taken seriously in the same context. He’s a highly regarded player, and still ranks in the top 5 reasons why people don’t want the Lakers to win the Balloon title.
Seven nasty years removed from your last All-Star appearance is an achievement that takes a lot of regrets to achieve. Assuming Jimmy’s performance falls off the cliff, and he’s on his fifth team for five years after running out at every stop for carrying himself like Kenny Powers without a drug problem, would fans Is the NBA in general going to be aggressive against Butler in the same way as Dwight?
You know what, I don’t think so. I believe enough people who enjoy Jimmy’s particular brand of male syndrome still think what he did to Karl Anthony-Towns was a tough love affair rather than a commercial request for ESPN. That’s basically what Kobe Bryant did to Howard, only Minnesota sided with the big man over the guard.
The Kobe part could also play a big part in this as once he saw Dwight as a goofy jerk, Howard was unable to shake off that distinction.
No one outside of a few offices was confused and a handful of media members called Butler about his bad luck. It would take a lot of influence and greatness to change the book about Butler, and what NBA player is so revered that he might even pull it off?
Clearly, LeBron is a contender, and would even be a favorite if not for a large number of haters, who would love to watch Jimmy chat nonsense with the King. The same logic goes for Steph Curry at Golden State even though he has far fewer detractors. Has Giannis Antetokuonmpo yet? If Butler was smitten with the Bucks, and Giannis, who seems to love most people, liked to fuck that guy, how would people perceive Jimmy and Michelob Ultra’s love of loud, wacky music differently?
Butler the player allows Butler to let that person get away with being the lovable bastard of the office. Ideally, the unsportsmanlike part of his career would be better off than Howard’s spin becoming irrelevant because teammates and the organization tolerate tough people a lot less when the production Doesn’t make up for the headache.