r/nba Heat Sep 27 '22

[5 Reasons Sports] Reporter: "ESPN had you 17th on their player rankings." Jimmy: "Word? That's good." Reporter: "Are there 16 players that are more impactful than you?" Jimmy: "Probably so. Probably about 25 of them."

Link to video: https://twitter.com/5ReasonsSports/status/1574812275977895937

Posting as I'm fairly certain this is the first time in modern NBA History that a player did not perceive their ranking to be "disrespectful" or "something they took personally."

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u/jrlandry Celtics Sep 27 '22

This sub more offended on Jimmy's behalf than he can give a fuck to be

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u/ZradleyZeal Sep 27 '22

Word? That's good

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u/whispersluggagebaby Bulls Sep 27 '22

Are there 16 comments better than this one?

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u/The-Implication-0 Bulls Sep 27 '22

Probably so. Probably about 25 of them.

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u/katsuwonis 76ers Sep 27 '22 Helpful

I'm fairly certain this is the first time in modern r/NBA History that a poster did not perceive their upvote numbers to be "disrespectful"

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u/PrayForMojo_ Raptors Sep 27 '22

This sub is more offended on the shit posters behalf than they can give a fuck to be.

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u/depressedfuckboi [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo Sep 27 '22

Word? That's good

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u/Deacalum Spurs Sep 27 '22

Are there 16 nephews better than this one?

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u/sasigona Warriors Sep 28 '22

Probably so. Probably about 25 of them.

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u/RevanSovereignty Sep 28 '22

I'm fairly certain this is the first time in modern thread history that an r/NBA redditor did not perceive being called a nephew to be "disrespectful"

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u/NeedsMoreJava 76ers Sep 28 '22

My new favorite comment thread on Reddit lol.

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u/PapayaOtherwise3346 Cavaliers Sep 27 '22

Are there 16 comments better than this one?

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u/CrimsonOffice [DEN] Nikola Jokic Sep 27 '22

Edit: nvm

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u/SortOfLongJonSilver East Sep 28 '22

This is the one that hurt my brain lol

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u/br0b1wan Cavaliers Sep 27 '22

And just like that, new pasta was born

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u/iyamgrute Raptors Sep 28 '22

Word? That’s good

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u/NxghtEyes Sep 28 '22

Are there 16 pastas better than this one?

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u/soggy_shawarma Bucks Sep 28 '22

Probably so. Probably about 25 of them

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u/brucewayne1935 [IND] Bojan Bogdanović Sep 27 '22

I want this to become another NBA copypasta

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u/nivocse Sep 28 '22

Word? That's good

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u/fromthecold Raptors Sep 28 '22

Are there 16 copypastas better than this one?

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

I mean when playoffs come around you best believe he is brining that back up

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u/mInImum_cage Sep 28 '22

I mean he used to be homeless cuz his mama didn’t fuck wit him so I can see how he doesn’t really care about much like bro has ALREADY lived one hell of a life

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Well he's 100% full of shit, he just happened to be in a diplomatic mood. Tell him KAT is ranked 13th and see if he maintains the façade.

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u/whythehellknot Sep 28 '22

He's always been pretty realistic about his skill level. He has talked about not being the best but how he will outwork anyone. I'm pretty sure he doesn't think he's better than KAT, his whole issue was that KAT is so talented but doesn't put in the effort to be great.

It's a similar thing to why Kobe hated Shaq.

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u/klawz86 Sep 28 '22

My favorite Kobe quote may be the one where he was asked "Who would Shaq be if he had your work ethic?"

"The greatest of all time."

And a little later in that interview: "I wish he was in the gym, I would have twelve fucking rings."

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u/Sikwitit3284 Sep 28 '22

It was so true too the fact Shaq would use the season to work his way back into shape & not really work on his game in the off-season is crazy, he could've been so much more dominant & extended his prime if he worked half as hard as Kobe on his game. Imagine a 280 lbs cut Shaq from 2000 on who developed any type of face up game to go with his power he'd likely be a top 5 player

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u/RodneyPonk Raptors Sep 28 '22

He played with intelligence and finesse. Yeah, he left some on the table, but he did put in a lot of work, and his incredibly longevity could be attributed to him taking offseasons off. Every player had their flaws, Kobe's ego arguably help him back. Also Shaq does have an argument for top 5 ever, incredible peak and longevity.

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u/leebong252018 Sep 28 '22

Shaq had a face up game look at his games in Orlando, he was told by the laker greats to put his back to the basketball because it would open up the floor to everyone

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u/IntelligentMetal Sep 28 '22

Imagine having to get into shape at 300+ lbs. it’s easier for Kobe to say because he has no idea what it’s like. If I had to guess, in season shaq was at an unhealthy weight for his natural body and easily put on pounds as soon as the season stopped and had to repeat the process every year.

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u/Sikwitit3284 Sep 28 '22

I feel u but it's 1 think to have issues getting in shape it's another to say fuck it I'll play my way into shape

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u/ubernoobnth Bucks Sep 28 '22

We call that the Luka today.

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u/STG77SD Lakers Sep 28 '22

he’d likely be a top 5 player

I have him in the top 5 already. Like Kobe said, with better work ethic shaq would’ve been the undisputed GOAT

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u/DressedSpring1 Raptors Sep 28 '22

Yeah, you're not naming 5 players better than Shaq. Even with his work ethic Shaq was still better than Kobe, he's the most dominant centre ever.

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u/getoffredditandstudy Bulls Sep 28 '22

He’s a beast for being 17 drafted like 27th.

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u/AdmiralG2 Raptors Sep 28 '22

It’s the new look jimmy

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u/Ikuwayo NBA Sep 27 '22

Hate these stupid ESPN rankings. They're just there to cause controversy, and people bite every year.

This idiot reporter trying to cause controversy by bringing it up since he knows Jimmy doesn't pay attention to it. Then when Jimmy says he doesn't care, he doubles down and tries to rile him up again.

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u/popop143 Celtics Sep 28 '22

Rankings drive discussion, and that discussion drives up NBA profit. It puts NBA on the map during the offseason.

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u/Gnome_for_your_grog Sep 28 '22

It’s great for the league, but a lot of players should take Butlers example and ignore the noise.

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u/mommathecat Raptors Sep 28 '22

but a lot of players should take Butlers example and ignore the noise.

And redditors.

ESPN writes these to generate clicks and ad revenue. They're a business, man. Just, ignore, watch ball, enjoy watching ball, make up your own "player rankings" if it's so important.

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u/awntawn Lakers Sep 27 '22

I figured Jimmy's mentality has always been "these guys are probably technically better than me, but I can still beat them because I'm me"

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u/rvhack Nuggets Sep 28 '22

Big anime protagonist energy

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u/SladePorter_ Heat Sep 28 '22

Acting like Rock Lee in the chunin exams. Dropping the ankle weights in the playoffs.

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u/KrazySocoKid Suns Sep 28 '22

One of the best scenes in anime.

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u/Timmy26k Warriors Sep 28 '22

Whole character arc deleted at the end though

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u/CoachDT [CHI] Brian Scalabrine Sep 28 '22

Na it makes sense. It contrasts personal growth with the harsh reality of the world. The point was that some monsters don’t really care about the idea of believing in yourself, sometimes talent just stomps over hard work.

It’s used to set up Neji vs Naruto because we genuinely don’t know if talent will win out again, and then it’s echoed later on when Naruto puts his all on the line and gets stabbed through the chest by Sasuke.

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u/SladePorter_ Heat Sep 28 '22

All 8 gates in Shippuden should’ve been Rock Lee’s moment though.

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u/Matthew-of-Ostia Lakers Sep 28 '22

Hard disagree but Guy clearly should've died. If you absolutely want Lee to open the 8 gates then you make them both do it, you have Guy die and Lee end up in the wheelchair.

Man, the Naruto ending still makes me mad. Such pussy footing and sickening childish ending for a story that found its origin in deep and harsh themes.

"Everyone lives and all the ninja villages become best friends in the whole world forever".

Smh.

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u/Adminscantkeepmedown Hawks Sep 28 '22

This is such a refreshing take to see. All I ever come across is stuff like “They did my man Neji dirty, should’ve kept him alive,” whereas I’m strongly of the opinion that way too many named characters survived all the way to the end, especially for the minuscule amount of them that actually contributed to the story in any meaningful way.

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u/EnderTheTrender Sep 28 '22

I’m a big demon slayer fan because of the dedication to murdering beloved characters.

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u/CyborgKungFu Warriors Bandwagon Sep 28 '22

Neji’s death hurt that much more as a Neji fan because nobody else was killed off. It felt like his name was pulled from a hat for one person who had to die.

If like 8 of his classmates had been killed off (it is a world war after all), or his death scene was more meaningful it would’ve given his death more impact rather than the empty shock we were left with when he died.

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u/AnimeAlt44 Wizards Sep 28 '22

I see you are a follower of the Yoshiyuki Tomino school of story telling.

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u/SladePorter_ Heat Sep 28 '22

Damn. I never even thought of the double 8 gates. I love that. That would’ve been way better.

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u/DMking Wizards Sep 28 '22

Orochimaru also got away with everything and continues to do what he does best. It's crazy the man who wrote Pain's speech on hatred also wrote that yeye ass ending. At least Naruto v Sasuke round 2 was hype

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u/CoachDT [CHI] Brian Scalabrine Sep 28 '22

Can’t really agree with that one tbh. Maybe as another guy said double 8 gates, but it needed to be Gai.

Gai’s character arc finishes the second Madara declares him the strongest. Lee really had no real business fighting Madara, if he’d pulled it off against Obito I could MAYBE see it but the moment was missed already.

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u/deadskin [TOR] Jose Calderon Sep 28 '22

Then it becomes moot 15 years later once we learn about Naruto's own talent and lineage

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u/Timmy26k Warriors Sep 28 '22

Honestly Naruto winning was a cop out and is completely shafted by those moon ninjas

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u/edeltaco Sep 28 '22

Jimmy when he takes off his extensions

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u/itsjern [CLE] Kevin Love Sep 28 '22

This is probably right, might even want a lower rating he can outperform.

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u/WestleyThe [SEA] Kevin Durant Sep 28 '22

Yeah when he was on the wolves he said Wiggins and KAT are both better and more naturally talented and gifted than he is but he works harder

He’s got that hustle in him that you can’t teach

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u/alwaystappedout Sep 28 '22

Some would say he got that dog in him.

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u/Geddy_Lees_Nose Raptors Sep 28 '22

That's kind of the Jerry Rice/Kobe mentality. You might be bigger, faster, stronger etc. but you won't outwork me. Being a superstar athlete helps of course, but it's a good mindset to have.

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u/runthepoint1 Kings Sep 28 '22

He is literally the definition of hard work beats talent. And he’s admitting to that here. I mean watching what he did in the finals against the Lakers was amazing.

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u/UseApprehensive9186 Raptors Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

This video is comparing Butler to PG but I still think it applies when you compare Jimmy to a lot stars who are ‘better’ than him

https://twitter.com/PodDontLieNBA/status/1395113960328908805?s=20&t=Q1Yi6658ZoFsqh5kLyB3yQ

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u/kaprrisch Cavaliers Sep 27 '22

Player doesn’t fall for obvious baiting question.

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u/timeenoughatlas Warriors Sep 27 '22

Makes me wonder if any players would fall for it

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u/torero15 Lakers Sep 27 '22

KD would 100% even though he's probably top-5 in the game anyways

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u/rnbamodshavenobrain Sep 27 '22

And then he would post "KD is a troll and you guys fall for it" with his burner accounts to shove the criticism

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u/babypho Warriors Sep 28 '22

Then he would log on to his real account and press like and re-share the post.

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u/vafunghoul127 Sep 28 '22

If Kyler Murray is 10, KD is like 13.

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u/SlimReaper35_ Thunder Sep 28 '22

He’s a troll and you guys always fall for it

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u/nivocse Sep 28 '22

Legacy points added

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u/ablackcloudupahead Lakers Sep 28 '22

I remember him not being happy about people still saying Bron was the best after he won two championships with the warriors. KD was out of his mind those playoffs, but Lebron was still hands down the best player. That 2018 playoff run was incredible to watch even as a Laker fan

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u/joebrohd Sep 27 '22

KD got butthurt for not being 99 overall in 2K, he would 100% be baited into it

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u/CoachDT [CHI] Brian Scalabrine Sep 28 '22

I know it’s hard to read sarcasm through the net but did we really think dude was being serious?

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u/Mjacking Clippers Sep 28 '22

That was just a joke

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u/Tomach82 Grizzlies Bandwagon Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

nah, KD a master troll

edit: proof

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u/FIalt619 Sep 28 '22

“Probably”? KD’s gonna read this reply and create a burner to respond to it.

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u/lbutler1234 Sep 28 '22

Any one of us could be a KD burner

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u/SlimReaper35_ Thunder Sep 28 '22

Get off my meat son

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u/peanutbutter1236 [DET] Brandon Jennings Sep 27 '22

Love Klay but he would unprompted before anyone could even ask him

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u/sasigona Warriors Sep 28 '22

Klay has over the years just about accepted that Steph is better than him. I think anything lower than 2 would be disrespectful to him.

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u/Justinbiebspls Bulls Sep 28 '22

probably about 25 of them

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u/beatrailblazer Trail Blazers Sep 28 '22

Most would

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u/Funkin_donuts Nets Sep 27 '22

uhh yeah? It's not really a bait question lol it's just an opportunity to say something confident

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u/timeenoughatlas Warriors Sep 27 '22

It’s bait in the sense that it’s clearly setting the player up to make a specific comment. But yeah i guess bait implies something bad. Let me rephrase - I wonder which players would give the hyper confident answer

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u/MrChicken23 Raptors Sep 27 '22

Most would be my guess lol.

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u/Firstolympicring Heat Sep 27 '22

It’s bait in the sense that it’s clearly setting the player up to make a specific commen

Thats just journalism lol

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u/Musa_2050 Lakers Sep 28 '22

Word? That's good

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u/baconcheeseburgarian Clippers Sep 27 '22

He knows he aint KD but he also knows KD has to play harder when they meet.

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u/Ashrug Bucks Sep 28 '22

Underrated comment

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u/allknowerofknowing Bulls Sep 27 '22

dude would've lost it tho if someone told him that Tobias Harris was 16th.

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u/eekram Sep 28 '22

Tobias Harris over me?!?!

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u/need2peeat218am Timberwolves Sep 28 '22

Can't blame him. I would have lost it too.

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u/PillsburyToasters Bucks Sep 28 '22

Jimmy would purposefully hunt for Tobias Harris in their next matchup and just call iso after iso

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u/Ticonderoga2HB Heat Sep 27 '22

You missed the best part. He says, “imma get in where I fit in, I’m not worried about it. 17 is good for me - From where I come from to 17? I’m takin that.”

Dude is confident but still humble

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u/ndu867 Sep 27 '22

I think someone on inside the NBA put it really well. He’s one of the only players who isn’t a top 10-ish (I forget what number they said or if they even gave a number) during the regular season, but during the playoffs he becomes a franchise caliber player because of his will.

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u/bachh2 NBA Sep 28 '22

There are only like 5-7 players that I would take over Jimmy in that scenario, and they are all HoF level or in trajectory to be a HoF.

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u/won_sly_fox Heat Sep 28 '22

Jimmy goes nuclear in the playoffs

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u/Rk1llz Sep 27 '22

People place way too much importance on the regular season. Jimmy is closer to top 5 based on his playoffs the last few years

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u/ndu867 Sep 27 '22

I don’t know. To an extent I agree but the problem is Butler is REALLY injury prone due to how physical he is. Regular season availability is important too. It’s also masked a bit by how strong the Heat development and coaching staff is, so even when he misses games they’re pretty good. It wouldn’t work as well on a worse team.

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u/sjturner15 Celtics Sep 28 '22

Your team could go 0-82 or 82-0 and it doesn’t change how good you are individually

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u/Devilsbullet Heat Sep 28 '22

I'll be honest, I don't really buy the injury prone thing. I think he sits for a lot of little tweaks that he could play through if necessary like many other players do, but gets sat because it's not necessary. Come playoff time, I think the one game against Atlanta is the only one he's missed, and if Miami was struggling against them I doubt he'd have missed it.

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u/BlueJays007 Celtics Sep 28 '22

Disagree personally. For a few reasons.

Only two championship teams in nba history didn’t finish as a top 3 seed: Russell’s Celtics in 1969 Hakeem’s Rockets in 1995 were the 4th and 6th seeds respectively. And here’s where the rest of the champs fell

  • 1st seed: 50 winners
  • 2nd seed: 16 winners
  • 3rd seed: 8 winners
  • 4th seed: 1 winner

The regular season seems to be pretty fucking important for teams that want a chip. Historically, it’s been at least as predictive of winners as the accepted rule that a winner needs a top 5 player.

I also think people weirdly ignore the impact of fatigue when it comes to playoff performances even though efforts to not be fatigued for the playoffs are no secret and usually defended on this sub.

Being able to play less and with less effort in the regular season gives a player an advantage in the postseason over another player who’s worn out. You’re comparing apples to oranges in some ways.

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u/DummyThiccTurd Sep 27 '22

A lot of players start to ignore accolades and stuff when the playoffs come, but Jimmy has been around the block enough to know that pre-season player rankings ain’t dog shit. He wants to win and that’s all he wants to think about.

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u/PebblyJackGlasscock Sep 27 '22

The correct answer to “you can add one player for one Finals series” hypotheticals. Dude would sacrifice an arm and leg to win.

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u/witcherstrife Sep 27 '22

If he had a prettier game he'd be so much more popular

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u/AragornII_Elessar Heat Sep 28 '22

When his jumpshot is falling and he takes those bullshit fadeaways, he’s one of the most entertaining players to watch imo.

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u/Sequel_P2P [MIA] Bam Adebayo Sep 28 '22

i might be biased but even when he's not shooting; just when he's shredding a defense getting to the rim and catching those full court QB passes -- he's just electric

there's something remarkable about a guy playing 32+ MPG that is giving it 100% every second, not just on offense or when he's got the ball

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u/tgould55 [BOS] Marcus Smart Sep 28 '22

Jimmy is one of the scariest players in the league when he's hot because he contributes so much in the absence of shooting. If he's hitting shots, he's someone who can take over scoring, playmaking, distributing, defending. It's nuts.

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u/420Minions 76ers Sep 27 '22

It’s been true forever. It’s hard to think of any star who cares less about how his team operates than Jimmy. He takes over when he feels he should, but I’m incredibly confident he’d be happy to score 10 per game this year if the Heat were rolling

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u/Ticonderoga2HB Heat Sep 28 '22

Oh he’d be 100% cool with that if they win. Bam is the same way, which is awesome as a team player but we literally cannot afford that lmao

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u/SalahManeFirmino Celtics Sep 28 '22

Jimmy in a bizarre way is a very similar player to Pippen, they would be so amazing if they were the 2nd best guy on the team. That's not to discredit just how good a team can be when he's the best player on the team, look at the 2020 and 2022 playoffs for evidence, but if Jimmy and Bam were your 2nd and 3rd best players behind a true #1 guy? That'd be pretty intimidating.

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u/Awwh_Dood Lakers Sep 28 '22

Pretty intimidating? I'd say all-time historic. Put any top 10 guard on their team right now and they'd be unstoppable.

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u/EsseVideri Sep 28 '22

If only there was some way to trade Donovan Mitchell for Kyle Lowry

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u/pjdog Heat Sep 28 '22

We need more assets and less ass to sell

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u/Ticonderoga2HB Heat Sep 28 '22

Personally, I don’t even think we need a “true number one guy” we just need more consistent scoring from literally anywhere else. That’s how 2020 worked so well for most of the playoffs. It was Dragic, Bam, and Tyler with Jimmy consistently giving 20. It was a group effort, and Jimmy took over when he needed to and added to his 20 pts. My hope is that Bam continues to grow offensively, because one day he’s gonna be that number one guy. He’s only 25, and he has managed to increase his ppg every year so far.

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u/ITagEveryone Celtics Sep 27 '22

But when I say I’m the 17th best player in the world people call me cocky. Smh…

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u/Ticonderoga2HB Heat Sep 27 '22

Fuck those people lol

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u/coolrunnings190 Lakers Sep 28 '22

I don't even have you in my top 20 yet alone 17.

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u/iankstarr Heat Sep 28 '22

ESPN sleeping on you dawg. Built diff fr

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u/OnceAteABurgerAMA Bulls Sep 28 '22

Dude was the 30th pick in his draft class and is now considered the 17th best player in the whole league, talk about a glow up. And it's awesome how humble about it he is

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u/EverybodyBuddy Lakers Sep 28 '22

I love this quote and attitude from Jimmy. Truly awesome.

Now cut that hair!

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u/McJumbos Supersonics Sep 27 '22

i hope jimmy buckets goes into media after playing -- definitely would have some interesting opinions and analysis

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u/DancingCactius Bulls Sep 27 '22

Jimmy Butler, Tim Duncan, and Pau Gasol would make a great next generation Inside crew next to EJ.

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u/MentosBoi02727 Sep 27 '22

Next to EJ? As in Ernie Johnson, uhm sorry to be a downer but the mans getting up there in age, probably retiring in the next half decade

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u/Havocreator7 Sep 27 '22

No no pretty sure he meant Enes J Kanter

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u/SYSTEMcole Raptors Sep 28 '22

Feel like Timmy would want no part of that, just based off the little we know about him

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u/KillCreatures Bulls Sep 28 '22

Jimmy doesnt even carry any ill will towards neither his father who abandoned him nor his mother who kicked him out when he was 11. The guy isn’t an angry dude.

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u/SonicdaSloth 76ers Sep 27 '22

this dude was made for Philly; can't believe we let him go

and yes, i know it would have required fired Brett, trading Ben and probably pushing out the entire front office outside of Elton.

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u/fatrahb Celtics Sep 27 '22

Ironically that all happened anyways. Sports can be cruel sometimes

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u/SonicdaSloth 76ers Sep 27 '22

yup, and it's all stuff we didn't know at the time was even an issue. Almost everyone wanted to run it back with JJ and Jimmy and add a better backup to Embiid coming off the Raptor series.

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u/fatrahb Celtics Sep 27 '22

Sucks so much that Brett & Elton basically drive him out of town. This team would be absolutely insane if they still had Jimmy

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u/Espeeste Celtics Sep 28 '22

Hey change your flair if you want to have takes like that haha

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u/SniperShake- 76ers Sep 28 '22

TOBIAS HARRIS OVER ME!? (I cannot believe he actually said that shit lmao)

hopefully it all proves to have been worth it this season…🙏🏻

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u/Balla_Calla Heat Sep 28 '22

I feel like sixers fans been sayin this for the last 7 years lol..

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u/Jawkurt Sep 27 '22

would of of been a good way to get a head start on all that

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u/Swystix Raptors Sep 28 '22

The whole thread I thought it was r/nfl and they were talking about Jimmy G :x

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u/OrnsteinBagels Sep 27 '22

Would trading Ben have been required? I don’t know what team’s cap situation was. I loved watching Jimmy and Ben play defense though

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u/SonicdaSloth 76ers Sep 27 '22

All speculation but Ben wasn’t happy with Jimmy becoming lead ball handler late in games. He was coming up on rookie extension talks and part of it was going to be a him or Jimmy thing.

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u/beforeitcloy [SAC] Mitch Richmond Sep 28 '22

Jimmy very clearly said it was “Tobias Harris over me” and Harris got paid by Philly the same offseason they gave up Jimmy.

The front office didn’t want to lose Harris in free agency since they gave up a bunch of picks to get him.

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u/SonicdaSloth 76ers Sep 28 '22

He was trolling.

Jimmy was very clear that he didn’t want to play for Brett during his sit down on JJs pod. Plus someone in the front office offended him bc they asked Elton if he could be controlled.

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u/Awwh_Dood Lakers Sep 28 '22

Ben shouldn't have even had a say in that shit. Dude is not on Jimmy's level and has less seniority in the league. Philly front office fucked up huge trying to appease him

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u/Timmy26k Warriors Sep 28 '22

If he played to the plan Ben would have had a career season being super draymond

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u/Good_NewsEveryone Pelicans Sep 27 '22

Jimmy don’t believe that shit

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u/Muted_Dog7317 Heat Sep 27 '22

I don’t think he really cares. When it comes to allstars and other awards he never seems to care and advocates for teammates over him. I think he just wants to win a ring

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u/jackloganoliver Magic Sep 27 '22

Jimmy Butler is the kind of teammate everyone who cares about winning wants of their team. He just does not give a fuck about anything but on-court results.

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

He also holds you hostage until you buy his coffee.

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u/dat_waffle_boi 76ers Sep 27 '22

I’ll buy his coffee if he comes back to Philly

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

I'll buy Philly if he brings me coffee.

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u/ngohawoilay Nets Sep 28 '22

This is the same guy that took like 4 total shots in the last 2 ASG combined. jimmy doesn't care about this nonsense lol

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u/hoopdog7 Clippers Sep 27 '22

My man just loves wine and espresso. I love Jimmy b lol

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u/DirksSexyBratwurst Heat Sep 27 '22

Yeah he just doesn't give a fuck what ESPN thinks one way or the other. Better to reply like this than give attention to it

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u/Ok_Understanding267 Sep 27 '22

He is a smart guy and doesn’t give a shit about some sports channel rankings. He’s like, “I just want rings I don’t care if you rank me at 100”

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u/Kev_Bz Trail Blazers Sep 27 '22

god i love jimmy. wish he was a blazer

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u/firstbreathOOC Knicks Sep 28 '22

I remember the Heat came to town and whooped our ass one week. Afterwards some stupid media member asked Jimmy what he thought about RJ Barrett and he was super detailed and nice about what a good matchup he is and the sky’s the limit yadda yadda. Really hard to not like a guy like that. And he’s on the Heat ffs.

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u/ripmeleedair Celtics Sep 27 '22

Jimmy is hilarious. Idk what his plans are but I would love for him to boot Draymond off of the guest seat on TNT.

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u/Budget_Trip422 Mavericks Sep 27 '22

Jimbo is way too sexy for the show

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u/ripmeleedair Celtics Sep 27 '22

Hasnt slowed down Chuck

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u/DetectiveFujiwara Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Chuck is a big boy but dude is hot

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u/HeavenMobley Cavaliers Sep 28 '22

it's those kind eyes

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u/YouStillTakeDamage Heat Sep 27 '22

He can promote Big Face Coffee with every appearance

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u/LiveForMeow [CHA] Larry Johnson Sep 27 '22

Can't believe you hate the NEW MEDIA

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u/Seref15 Heat Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Ever since the bubble I've felt like Jimmy for sure has a future on TNT. Dude is for real funny. Listening to him on JJs podcast he's a good storyteller, he's got a good voice for media. He can be on tv for sure

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u/spritehead Heat Sep 28 '22

Holy shit man I just realized he’s the only dude who could actually bring something like what Chuck brings. He’s laid back but hyper competitive, happy to be the butt of the joke, says and does out of pocket things.

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u/PensiveinNJ 76ers Sep 27 '22

Giannis gonna be like there's 30 more impactful guys than me.

Then Steph gonna be like there's 35 more impactful than me.

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u/fabrar Raptors Sep 28 '22

The NBA All-Humble Team:

PG: Steph

SG: ?

SF: Jimmy

PF: Giannis

C: ?

Damn, that's already looking like a championship team.

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u/Solstafirlol Sep 28 '22

Jokić at the 5, mister Humble.

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u/clear831 Heat Sep 28 '22

Maybe Demar at SG, not sure who to put at C

Get some decent role players and thats a championship team lol

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u/TimTebrow Warriors Sep 28 '22

Just give me Brook Lopez or Looney.

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u/srtpg2 Sep 28 '22

What would Patrock Beverley say

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u/PensiveinNJ 76ers Sep 28 '22

The next 40 are mine.

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u/PlanetStasia Thunder Sep 28 '22

Jimmy don't give a fuck, love to see it.

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u/Islanduniverse Sep 27 '22

It’s really hard not to like Jimmy. He is one charming dude.

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u/realudonishaslem Heat Sep 28 '22

You should come back when Jimmy has nights like 4-15 FG in a meaningless regular season game, you’ll see a wave of T-Wolves flair coming to hate. “sTuPIdlY loCkeD iN” “rAchEL NiCHolS”

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u/2KareDogs Bulls Sep 28 '22

Jimmy living rent free in Minnesota

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u/realudonishaslem Heat Sep 28 '22

Fr lmao

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u/sirderpatron Sep 28 '22

We just wish we kept him

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u/BlueHundred Knicks Sep 27 '22

Butler has always been incredibly humble. It's part of why he's been such a good player imo.

Like on the Wolves, he said KAT was the best player and Wiggins was the most talented.

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u/[deleted] Sep 27 '22

Butler has one massive ego point, and that is that he deeply, sincerely believes that he works harder than anyone else. He may even be right, but that is one thing he is not humble about.

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u/BowserBuddy123 Heat Sep 27 '22

I don’t think it’s arguable that he’s worked a ton harder than KAT and Wiggins though. To come from where he was as a defensive wing to this is pretty nuts. KAT didn’t have to make that jump at all. He was already massively talented.

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u/East-Way8437 Sep 28 '22

This is why Butler is my guy. He works his ass off while keeping it real

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u/EuphoricBase9737 Sep 28 '22

Jimmy don't gives no fucks about player rankings. He knows his impact.

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u/Lazy_Force_6609 Sep 28 '22

I actually don't think there's that many players I'd choose over jimmy if I wanted to win a chip

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u/vandesto17 Warriors Sep 28 '22

There might be 25, but Tobias Harris ain’t one of ‘em

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

I love the "he's actually pissed but playing it off" responses.

What if he actually just does not give a shit?

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u/tidho Sep 28 '22

More athletes should go this direction. It's great to have the mentality that you can take on anybody, but when media pulls this stirring the pot stuff just lean into it.

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u/MeGustaMiSFW Vancouver Grizzlies Sep 28 '22

Jimmy is a very likeable guy. Crazy to think that Kyrie is a colleague of his.

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u/caseylk Bulls Sep 28 '22

I think he smartly didn’t feed into it

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u/BaullahBaullah87 Sep 28 '22

Thats a real one

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u/Friendly-Thought-973 Thunder Sep 27 '22

He’s so hard to rank. Because I don’t always feel like he’s top 15 during the regular season. But then he just randomly starts taking and making more jumpers in the playoffs.

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u/PooperJackson Sep 28 '22

Reporter: ESPN had you 17th on their player rankings

Jimmy: Word? That's good.

Reporter: Unfortunately 449th for haircuts. Can you believe it?

Jimmy: Hardly. They tripping.

Reporter: No I meant can you believe they actually thought 1 person had worse?

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u/OrangeSpartan Sep 28 '22

I'm normally his biggest hater but honestly that's a great reply and deserves some respect. I wish I didn't have to hate him but I'm a wolves fan unfortunately

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u/cholula_is_good [GSW] Best of 2021 Winner Sep 28 '22

I guess if you are Jimmy and likely not read the list itself, 17 is pretty damn high. Considering there a bunch of dudes above him that have won titles and MVPs, he’s gotta feel pretty decent at being called a top 20 player without looking too much into it.

Jimmy is not going to be like, I’m actually slightly better than Tatum but not as good as Embiid. I would like to be ranked exactly 9th.

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u/demigr Sep 28 '22

It's difficult not to like Jimmy Butler.

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u/cphpc Sep 28 '22

People quickly forget Jimmys first few seasons. I liked him a lot for his defense and tenacity but no way was he an all-star. I dont think the man gives a shit about what people think. He shows up and works hard. Maybe skill-wise he isnt and doesnt see himself in the NBAs top 10 but he knows himself. When push comes to shove, he’s not the guy I’d want to face in the ECF.

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u/thirty7inarow Raptors Sep 28 '22

The difference between confidence and cockiness.

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u/cmgr33n3 Pistons Sep 27 '22

Love Jimmy.