Jimmy Butler dismissed the shady narrative around the Miami Heat-Denver Nuggets NBA Finals series from their last year’s incident which starred both Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris.
It can be noted that both Jokic and Morris created one of the most notable scuffle and conflict, which all started when the veteran fouled hard the Serbian superstar. Jokic went on to respond with a forceful tackle which sent Morris crashing hard to the floor.
Tempers have flared on the incident, which molded little bad blood between the two. Butler for his part, was even seen barking to the Nuggets following the play.
But after a year, with how all of the things transpired with Morris now not in the Heat lineup anymore, the star forward cleared the air and insisted that there’s no beef between him and Jokic.
“I think there’s a lot of stuff about the whole situation that people don’t understand, but I’ll let that stay back there. I don’t think it has too much to do with anything, it’s thing of the past—high level competition,” Butler said Wednesday.
“But I will say, I wasn’t talking to Jokić—that wasn’t my beef. The individual I was talking to definitely knows who I was talking to.”
Who would have thought that after all, the stars were aligned for both the Heat and Nuggets to face once again for a heated clash, this time for the game’s ultimate prize.
Both clubs are set to commence the championship series on Thursday night.