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Jimmy Butler explains why he commented on Joel Embiid's Instagram post

Jimmy Butler explains why he commented on Joel Embiid's Instagram post

Joel Embiid decided Monday night to post a photo on Instagram of him shushing Sixers fans, with the caption, ”You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

It was a quote Jimmy Butler knew well. 

In an interview Saturday with NBA TV at All-Star Weekend in Chicago, Butler said that was the motivation for his comment on Embiid’s post. The two will be teammates again on Team Giannis in Sunday’s All-Star Game. 

“To me, Joel Embiid, he’s not a 76ers player," Butler said. “That’s my brother, that’s my guy. I went through the trenches with him. It has nothing to do with that. But, because I did comment, it damn near broke the Internet. I posted the caption first. … I did that in Minnesota, and so that’s why I commented.”

There you have it. 

Embiid, of course, aimed to clarify his social media posts on Tuesday.

“If you boo and someone is going to shush you, you’ve gotta be OK with it,” he said. “It’s all love. I understand where [the fans are] coming from, but I do know that they’ve got my back.”

Butler, who’s set to play in his fifth All-Star Game, also touched again on leaving the Sixers for the Heat this offseason in a sign-and-trade.

“I don’t think anybody owes me an apology,” he said. “It is what it is. I guess at some point in time, stuff tends to get out. But I guess I’m not the bad guy after all.”

He sounded very confident about the prospect of facing the Sixers in the playoffs. Miami is 35-19 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, 1.5 games ahead of the Sixers.

“I think that our team can match up with that team well,” Butler said. “Keep those problems over there and we’ll get y’all in the playoffs — we’re gonna win.”

You can watch Butler’s full NBA TV interview below. 



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Is Joel Embiid trolling Philly with latest social media post?

Is Joel Embiid trolling Philly with latest social media post?

The king of trolling is at it again (We think? We hope?) as Joel Embiid took to social media with a simple post:


 
A quote from the iconic DC comic in addition to the image of Embiid shushing the crowd from Sunday night’s win against the Bulls caused instant chaos.

But things didn’t stop there, though. Jimmy Butler responded under the initial post:

And if that wasn’t bad enough … this was Embiid’s reply:

Now, with just about anyone else we’d be thrown into full-blown panic mode  — but it’s Jo. And one of the biggest hints to this being a troll job is right in the location of his Instagram post.

What's the location?

All love.

… see? Nothing to worry about.
 


 

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2020 NBA trade rumors: Former Sixer Andre Iguodala joining Jimmy Butler with Heat

2020 NBA trade rumors: Former Sixer Andre Iguodala joining Jimmy Butler with Heat

It looks like a pair of familiar faces will be teaming up to try to win the Eastern Conference.

The Miami Heat have agreed to a trade to land former Sixer and Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Iguodala will also get a two-year, $30 million extension, according to Wojnarowski, who reports that Miami is sending Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters and James Johnson to the Memphis Grizzlies. Miami is also adding Solomon Hill and Jae Crowder along with Iguodala. Talks to involve the Oklahoma City Thunder's Danilo Gallinari in the trade have reportedly "stalled."

Iguodala will join Jimmy Butler with the Heat, who have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season. They sit at 34-15, just 1 ½ games behind the Toronto Raptors for the second seed in the conference.

The one thing Miami appeared to lack is veteran experience. Iguodala has that and then some. The 36-year-old has played 15 NBA seasons and was a three-time NBA champ during his time with the Warriors.

Iguodala should be well rested. He was traded this past offseason to the Grizzlies in a salary dump. With the Grizzlies not expected to compete this year, Iguodala and the front office came to an agreement where Iguodala would sit out until a deal with a contender could be reached.

Nobody told the Memphis players they weren’t supposed to be compete. The Grizzlies have also been one of the bigger surprises in the league. Led by electrifying rookie Ja Morant, they sit in the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.

It’s led to a little drama recently as the Grizzlies’ young players had grown tired of answering questions about Iguodala. It even led to a back and forth on social media between Morant and Iguodala’s former teammate, Stephen Curry.

It appears that all parties should be happy now. Iguodala goes to a legitimate Eastern Conference contender and Memphis gets to continue its unexpected playoff push.

There was a report linking the Sixers to Iguodala in early January. It always seemed like a long shot considering his $17.1 million cap hit and the Sixers likely not having the assets to get it done.

Now, they may see him come playoff time.

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