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Jimmy Butler once said he’d never wear a Miami Heat jersey

Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game One

MIAMI, FL - MAY 06: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls drives against Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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The Heat and Jimmy Butler are hot on the trail for each other. Though far from a certainty, expectations are only growing the Timberwolves will trade Butler to Miami.

Which is why this 2013 Butler interview about fashion has reemerged.

Butler in Splash:

The one thing I’d never wear is … a Miami Heat jersey.

Butler wasn’t referring to the current Miami Heat. He was referring to the LeBron James-Dwyane Wade-Chris Bosh Miami Heat that had just eliminated Butler’s Bulls in the playoffs. A potential rivalry was brewing between and Chicago and Miami, the most-hated team at the time.

So, in context, this is worth nothing – except a chuckle.