The Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets got into an argument towards the end of their game Monday night after Nikola Jokic took a cheap shot at Markieff Morris.
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After the incident, Jimmy Butler was seen screaming on the Nuggets couch. Many thought he was talking to Jokic and challenging the big man, but a new report suggests otherwise.
“If nothing else, there’s this little consolation to the Joker when it comes to all this bitterness: although it sure looked like the Heat’s Jimmy Butler would come for him during the chaos, too, when you could see him screaming” Bring your ass to the back!'” and the Twitter folks concluded that he was challenging Nikola to a good old-fashioned brawl, a source with knowledge of the situation said Butler was actually furious with Nuggets player development coach and former NBA champions. player Stephen Graham,” wrote The Athletic Sam Amick.
One can only wonder what Graham did to excite Butler so much. Nothing happened between the two as security intervened when Heat players, led by Butler, wanted to confront the Nuggets after the game.
It will be interesting to see if anything happens between Graham and Butler on November 29, when the Nuggets will travel to Miami to face the Heat.
While the Heat underperformed on Monday’s defeat, the team has started this season 7-3, good enough to tie for first place in the Eastern Conference.
Butler has had a stellar season so far, averaging 25.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game while shooting 53.0 percent of the field. He looks like an excellent MVP candidate early on.
The Heat’s next game is against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.