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Rumor: Injured Jimmy Butler wore his jersey under shirt and jacket on Timberwolves bench

Jimmy Butler, Tyus Jones

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, left, cheers from the bench while point guard Tyus Jones pumps his fist during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Rockets defeated the Timberwolves 129-120. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)


Jimmy Butler’s competitive fire burns hot.

How hot?

Butler is chomping at the bit to return from his knee injury. He sat on the Timberwolves’ bench during their loss to the Rockets last night wearing what appeared to be typical attire for a sidelined player. But dig deeper, and…

Marc Stein of The New York Times:

This story is too good to check out.