Jimmy Butler is itching to get back on the court. The All-Star guard is doing his best to stay in NBA shape and is now doing his part to keep his Miami Heat teammates are also staying in shape during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald, Butler had a portable basketball hoop sent to all of his Heat teammates. Goran Dragic had been the only Miami player with a basket at his home prior to Butler’s awesome gesture.
“Two days ago I received a big box, I opened it and it was a basketball hoop from Jimmy,” Dragic said Sunday in an Instagram Live discussion with Heat television host Jason Jackson. “My first hoop [that I have] is for kids. So basically, it was not a real hoop for me. Yesterday [Saturday] I was putting together all these pieces and finally, I made it. I already shot some shots to take advantage of that. Jimmy, thank you, brother. I appreciate it.”
The Heat were 41-24 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference when the season was halted. Butler simply wants his teammates to stay ready so they don’t have to get ready once the NBA action returns.