In case you missed it, Jimmy Butler and TJ Warren were the subject of a near mid-game brawl on Wednesday night. Whatever started the altercation, it ended with both players yelling obscenities at each other from over 50 feet away.
After the game, Butler continued to raise the tension by calling out Warren to the media.
Jimmy Butler vs. T.J. Warren is officially a thing. @WISH_TV
— Charlie Clifford (@cliffWISH8) January 9, 2020
Of course, it didn’t end there. Butler took to Instagram to deliver his latest message to the Pacers forward, circling the date of their next matchup and telling Warren he would “see what you about” in March.
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This type of fiery behavior is nothing new from Butler, who is regarded as one of the biggest “villains” in the NBA. But this level of anger and pettiness is perhaps more than we’re used to seeing from him.
Whatever the two were jawing it, it has clearly become personal. It will be interesting to see how things develop between them in the weeks leading up to their next faceoff.
March 20th, folks. Circle that on your calenders.