Jimmy Butler has had a renaissance with the Miami Heat last season. After short stops in Minnesota and Philadelphia, Miami has become one of the places that Jimmy Butler can be himself as a basketball player and as a leader. Butler is known as a very aggressive leader, challenging all of his teammates to be better every single day: we all know Butler doesn't hold back his tongue and lets you hear about it when you are shirking your duties towards your teammates.
Last year, Jimmy Butler got to the NBA Finals, before losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. Butler did this with a core of younger players like Tyler Herro, and a host of veteran players that included Andre Iguodala and Goran Dragic. Jimmy Butler is bullish about the Heat's chances at winning the NBA Championships as he says in an interview with Rohan Nadkarni. The quote is summarized in a tweet by Twitter page NBA Central:
Jimmy Butler has always been confident in himself, so this comes as no surprise, even in the wake of his loss to LeBron James in the Finals. It looks like the Finals loss has motivated Butler, and that he hopes to reach another level this upcoming season. While LeBron James is still King, there are some knocking on the door, and Butler is one of the hungriest ones there. If anyone can lead a team by himself it is Jimmy Butler, and the Heat are a team designed in his image. Don't count them out.