‘You f---ing need me’: Jimmy Butler reportedly practiced with Minnesota while cursing out team execs

Yahoo Sports


The Jimmy Butler saga just keeps getting more and more dramatic.

Following a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Miami Heat are restarting Butler trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Woj dropped another Butler bomb on the world. According to his sources, Butler practiced with the Timberwolves on Wednesday. And it went about as well as you’d imagine it going.


That sounds bonkers, but there were even more details.


Woj clarified what Butler said in his ESPN story:

“You f—ing need me. You can’t win without me.”

What exactly does someone say after one of their teammates screams “You f—ing need me. You can’t win without me” at practice?

Jimmy may be back, but who knows for how long it’ll be with the Timberwolves. He very clearly doesn’t want to play for them (despite reportedly shouting “you f—ing need me” during Wednesday’s practice), but Minnesota hasn’t been able to get any offers that equal what they gave up for Butler last year. It’s an uncomfortable situation at best. But considering how Butler handled practice with his current team, he’s doesn’t seem bothered by it at all.

Jimmy Butler reportedly practiced with the Timberwolves on Wednesday, and he didn’t seem all that happy about it. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Jimmy Butler reportedly practiced with the Timberwolves on Wednesday, and he didn’t seem all that happy about it. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

– – – – – –

Liz Roscher is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at lizroscher@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter at @lizroscher.

More from Yahoo Sports:
NFL’s TV ratings dip wasn’t about Trump, study finds
Ex-Olympian Gold eyes return after battling mental illness
Yankees’ Sabathia rips ‘terrible’ ump after ALDS loss
Dan Wetzel: Will new revelation get Louisville the death penalty?

What to Read Next