Bam Adebayo claims Jimmy Butler is not the ‘a**hole’ the media portrays him to be

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Bam Adebayo shared his thoughts on his good friend and teammate in the Miami Heat, Jimmy Butler.

Even though Butler had rocky stops with the Chicago Bulls, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Philadelphia 76ers, Adebayo says Butler isn’t the “a**hole” the media portrays him to be and loves everything he’s seen from him with the Heat.

“I didn’t really know him. So you just look at the news. It made Jimmy look like a bad dude. Like an a——, honestly.

When I really got to know him, I was like, ‘He’s not an a—— at all!’ He just holds himself to a high standard, so he wants to hold his teammates to a high standard. That’s a big reason he’s helping. He fits us. He’s a Heat guy,” Adebayo told Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated.

Butler is averaging 20.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game on the season for Miami and has become the leader of the team.

The Heat are fourth in the East with a 37-22 record.