For the Miami Heat’s first day of training camp Tuesday, Jimmy Butler arrived on-court at 3:30 a.m.
Today, Butler wasn’t the only one at the gym that early in the morning. Centers Meyers Leonard and Bam Adebayo joined him.
For clarity, this has nothing to do with me. This has everything to do with a work ethic that I respect from our leader and I’m here for the challenge. Also S/O to Bam, he was there too.— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) October 3, 2019
Erik Spoelstra said that, “This is an extremely ambitious group” in response to a question about the early risers.
It was Meyers Leonard and Bam joining Butler in 3:30 a.m. workout today. Those three. Leonard: "That's about our leader, Jimmy, setting the tone. Simple as that. Does— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 3, 2019
that mean everybody has to wake up at 310 and start working out early? No."
Meanwhile, James Johnson remained away from the team for a third-straight day because of his failure to meet the Heat’s conditioning requirements.