Jimmy Butler is on vacation in China right now. Back in the United States, the Miami Heat are coming off of an appearance in the NBA Finals and want to add some major reinforcements this summer, as the Heat are the only team on Damian Lillard’s list of preferred destinations should he get a trade from the Portland Trail Blazers.
The state of play in a potential Lillard-to-Miami trade hasn’t changed in quite a while — it still seems like Portland is a little leery about accepting an offer from the Heat due to the inclusion of Tyler Herro, who is a bit repetitive with the Blazers’ trio of promising young guards. Perhaps that changes, but for now, everyone is waiting for a domino to fall. And while he’s waiting, Butler made clear that he’s going to have some fun with this, as he hit a jumper during his tour abroad and immediately did the two iconic celebrations everyone associates with Lillard: the wave that he used after his walk-off jumper eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs in 2019, and his “Dame Time” celebration.
Nah there’s no way LOL
Just wait for it
The trolling continues: pic.twitter.com/ppm1zU5hvf
— Brady Hawk (@BradyHawk305) July 19, 2023
Jimmy reenacting iconic Dame celebrations
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 20, 2023
Let this be everyone’s official confirmation that Jimmy Butler is aware that Damian Lillard would like to join his professional basketball team.