It's being reported that Jimmy Butler's desired trade destination is the Miami Heat. While this has been floating around as a possibility the last few days, it's quite the 180 from what a young Jimmy Butler himself once said in an interview.
Back when Butler was 23 years old, very early in his NBA career, he did an interview about his style and fashion sense. One of the questions he answered was "One thing I'd never wear" and he answered "A Miami Heat Jersey".
Current Jimmy Butler wants to be traded to the Heat. Young Jimmy Butler definitely didn’t. pic.twitter.com/aXsemiro9P— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) September 26, 2018
Sure, things and circumstances change as time goes on. You may look at life a little differently as you get older. Although it's hard to imagine too many people change some of their strongest convictions from age 23 to 29 and saying "never" to something seems pretty strong. Given the timing of the interview, you have to assume the answer had to do with LeBron James and Miami's "Big Three" at the time.
The Heat were almost unanimously disliked by players and fans outside of Miami, which could explain Butler's hostility towards the franchise is 2012.
Only time will tell if Butler ultimately sides with the 23-year-old version of himself or the current version.
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