Jimmy Butler Denies Having ‘Confrontational’ Interaction With Brett Brown

Complex

ESPN reported that Jimmy Butler challenged Sixers coach Brett Brown over the team's offense, much to the shock of zero people in Minneapolis. As we wrote at the time:

[I]nsiders say Butler "aggressively challenged" Brown about his role in the offense, where Butler would prefer to play in a more pick-and-roll and iso-heavy offense, rather than the free-flowing one Brown believes fits best. A recent film session in Portland was described by witnesses as "disrespectful" and beyond the normal relationship between a player and coach.

On Monday, the four-time All-Star downplayed that report (in fairness, so too has Brown) by stating that what had actually happened was simply a typical interaction between an NBA player and his coach, and that the only reason it was a big deal is because it was conducted in full view of the team.

#basketball, #professional

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