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Jimmy Butler Says He Still Isn't Ready To Talk About Basketball After Eastern Conference Finals Loss: "I'm Still In My Feelings, So I Don't Really Get Into It... I Just Want To Talk About Coffee And Ice Cream."

Jimmy Butler Says He Still Isn't Ready To Talk About Basketball After Eastern Conference Finals Loss: "I'm Still In My Feelings, So I Don't Really Get Into It... I Just Want To Talk About Coffee And Ice Cream."

Jimmy Butler played like a superstar for the Miami Heat throughout the NBA playoffs, carrying the team on his back to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Despite several iconic performances from Jimmy in the ECF, it wasn't enough and the Heat was eliminated by the Boston Celtics who themselves went on to lose in 6 games against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. 

Butler has always been a fierce competitor, there aren't many that bring the intensity he brings to the basketball court. So it's natural that since he lost in such a heartbreaking fashion, he's not quite ready to talk about it just yet. In an interview he did with Front Office Sports about his brand, Big Face Coffee, he addressed how he feels about basketball right now. 

Interviewer: "You guys have been knocking on the championship door since you got to Miami. Is there anything you felt you guys were missing?"

Jimmy Butler: "Man, honestly, I’m not ready to talk about basketball yet. I’m still in my feelings, so I don’t really get into it. I can’t. You’re opening up a door of emotions. I just want to talk about coffee and ice cream, my brother."

The Heat have been painfully close to a championship 2 of the last 3 seasons, losing in the Finals in 2020 and losing in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals this season. The franchise is reportedly looking to make moves so they can get over the hump, with only Butler and Bam Adebayo considered untradeable

Big things are happening for Jimmy in investment spaces though, so he does have a lot of things to think about as he tries to process this latest loss. In due time, Butler will surely lock back in as the Heat try to win their first title since 2013. He has also never won yet, and the fact that he doesn't have a lot of his prime left will be weighing on his mind.