According to a report from Sports Illustrated, there was some trash talk that came from some of the members of the Miami Heat during the team’s Game 3 victory against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat’s Jimmy Butler had an impressive night, and was able to record a 40-point triple double, being only one of three players to ever do so in a NBA Finals. The only other players in history to do so were LeBron James in 2015 and Jerry West in 1969. After Butler hit a seemingly impossible running bank shot in the fourth quarter to put the Heat up 109-100, he walked towards his opponents bench and threw some shade.
“You’re in trouble,” Butler reportedly said.
After it was determined that he was being a little disrespectful, Butler made a statement after the club’s win in which he argued he was just throwing James’ words back at him.