• ‘Motherf-ker': The reason why Jimmy Butler trade talks imploded

    4 days ago - By New York Post

    Just as trade talks between the Timberwolves and Heat broke down, Pat Riley had some parting words for Tom Thibodeau. The Heat president reportedly called Thibodeau a “motherf-ker” and hung up the phone after the Timberwolves coach/team president tried changing the deal in the 11th hour, according to ESPN's Jorge Sedano. According to Sedano, who...
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  • Reporter blames Jimmy Butler's demands on friendship with Mark Wahlberg

    Reporter blames Jimmy Butler's demands on friendship with Mark Wahlberg

    4 days ago - By Yardbarke

    It would not be a great leap to say that the antics displayed by Jimmy Butler at Minnesota Timberwolves practice on Wednesday were those of an egomaniac, but you may have a tough time arguing that Mark Wahlberg had anything to do with it. Believe it or not, one reporter isn't ruling that out. Butler and Wahlberg struck up a friendship several years ago when Butler was still with the Chicago Bulls, and it has been said before that the star swingman has come to adore the Hollywood lifestyle. That's true of plenty of professional athletes, but Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune wrote this...
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  • Pat Riley reportedly called Tom Thibodeau a “m-- f--” after Jimmy Butler trade fell apart

    4 days ago - By ProBasketballTalk

    Riley is frustrated and you can't blame him.
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  • Jimmy Butler Held Players-Only Meeting With T-Wolves Teammates

    Jimmy Butler Held Players-Only Meeting With T-Wolves Teammates

    4 days ago - By SLAMonline

    Jimmy Butler called a players-only meeting Thursday following his memorable and jaw-dropping return to practice a day before.
    Butler told his Timberwolves teammates that his problems are largely with Minnesota's front office, which has yet to fulfill his trade demand.
    Sources on TheAthleticNBA WatchStadium : Several players spoke up in players-only meeting, but Butler led it, made known his issues with management. His message was similar to one he displayed Wednesday: I run this. He's far too competitive to sit real games.
    - Shams Charania October 11, 2018
    The T-Wolves called off practice...
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  • Report: Jimmy Butler told Timberwolves to trade him by Friday

    4 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler reiterated his trade request Monday.
    He also apparently set a deadline for Minnesota to move him.
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    To add to reporting by theathletic, 2 sources tell 5ReasonsSports that Jimmy
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