Jimmy Butler on reaching his first NBA Finals: “It means everything. This is why we all play”

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Jimmy Butler was excited after the Miami Heat clinched their spot in the 2020 NBA Finals.

The star of the Heat was more than happy, as he will compete for the championship for the first time in his career.

“It means everything. This is why we all play,” Butler told Rachel Nichols of ESPN after Game 6. Butler finished the game with 22 points and eight assists, flirting with the double-double.

The Heat return to the NBA Finals after six years (2014) and will face the Los Angeles Lakers, who will play in the Finals for the first time since 2010.

Game 1 is on Wednesday.