Jimmy Butler just had a performance for the ages in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Butler had only the third 40-point triple-double in Finals history, defended LeBron James and led the Heat to victory over the heavily favorited Lakers.
Was that the best game of his life?
Probably not. I was really good whenever I was in high school, and I played in this league where I played against all 45-year-old men. And I really dominated whenever I was 17. So, this is up there. But back then, I was killing it.
What a classic Jimmy Butler answer.
He’s proud of his success, competitive in every environment and happy to say things like this for attention.*
*Which is no shade. He earned this.