Butler requested out of Minnesota back in November.
Jimmy Butler is one of the more polarizing players in the NBA thanks to his solid play and "tell it like it is" attitude. Sometimes, his ability to say how he's feeling has rubbed people the wrong way and that was definitely the case when he was a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 76ers star was traded to Philly back in November and since then, Butler hasn't been back to Minnesota. Saturday, he will get his chance to see the Timberwolves fans that don't feel very favorably towards him. Butler says he is already expecting the worst.
"They're going to boo me," Butler said to The New York Times. "I would boo me, too. I'm not going to lie to you. I would boo the heck out of myself. ... I might actually join in on the boos."
Butler doesn't seem too worried about the prospect of being booed though. As he explains, he's comfortable with himself and his position in the NBA.
"It's okay. It's fine. I don't need everybody to like me," Butler said. "I know who I am. I can't say that enough. I know what I'm about. I know where my heart is. People will say, 'He's this way or he's that way,' but nobody knows except for the people around me every day. Ask them and they'll tell you differently."
The 76ers will enter Saturday's game against the Timberwolves in third place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 48-27.