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Jimmy Butler discusses move from Sixers to Heat in podcast

Butler said he didn’t know who was in charge in Philadelphia.

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In Jimmy Butler’s two returns to Philadelphia this season, Sixers fans booed him every time he touched the ball. And appearing on The J.J. Redick Podcast, Butler shared details of his frustration with the Philadelphia 76ers management. Redick and Butler were teammates last year on the Sixers.

Adding an expletive, Butler said he didn’t know who was in charge.

Butler also took umbrage at the idea that the Sixers were trying to “control” him and said “I get to be me” in Miami. The following is an excerpt from an Anthony Chiang piece in the Miami Herald.

“No matter if you’re on a minimum contract or a max contract, everybody is running in the conditioning test at the beginning of the year,” Butler said on the podcast. “No matter if you’re on a minimum contract or a max contract, everybody is showing up to the plane in Heat gear. It’s the smallest things that just show who that organization is. Come on, coach Pat [Riley] is in every practice, at every home game, he’s going a lot on the road. But it’s like all hands on deck. Everybody is in this thing.”

Butler is listed as questionable for the Heat’s game against the Charlotte Hornets today. With a win, Miami would clinch a playoff seed.