Jimmy Butler Guarantees Miami Heat Championship Despite 2-5 Start To Season

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Jimmy Butler has Samson hair.

Why would he be worried about a 2-5 start in an 82-game season?

The NBA has been loaded with surprises to start out the campaign. You’ve got the Utah Jazz at 6-2, the San Antonio Spurs at 5-2, the Golden State Warriors (your defending NBA Champions) with a losing mark of 3-4, the Brooklyn Nets are at 2-5, and another one of the surprising starts is the Miami Heat, who have also started out the year 2-5, according to NBA.com.

Jimmy Butler doesn’t give a damn though – hell, he’s out here guaranteeing championships.

“Ain’t a thang but a chicken wang.”

You can’t hate on Jimmy Butler for saying what he said. First off, if you’re going to be in a realm of competition like the National Basketball Association, you have to come in confident. Jimmy gets a pass on that. Now in the actual context of the Miami Heat winning the championship?

Jimmy kind of has a point.

Granted, the Heat haven’t been the best to start out the season, ranking in at 24th offensively and 18th defensively, as well as being 22nd in net rating — average numbers at best, according to ESPN. However, Miami’s schedule hasn’t necessarily been the easiest, either.

To kick off the season, they’ve faced off against the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Raptors (again), Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings and they’re about to face off against the Warriors (again). (RELATED: Watch LeBron And The Lakers Embarrassingly Celebrate Their First Win Like They Just Won The NBA Finals)

Performance wise, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are doing exactly what they need to do. It’s the lack of depth production from Tyler Herro and Kyle Lowry — which is meant to allow Butler and Adebayo to catch their breaths while on the bench — that is the problem. Slow starts happen, and this isn’t the first time that both Herro and Lowry have been in a slump. When they get going, and they will, the Miami Heat will start rolling. Everybody just needs to chill.

We in the sports media really do make a big deal, all the time, about slow starts to the season, which happen, well, all the time. The Miami Heat will be fine, and when we get to next April when the playoffs start, they’ll be right in the mix to be in the NBA Finals.

In the words, erm, letters of Aaron Rodgers: R-E-L-A-X.

Ain’t nobody losing with hair like that, even if it is just a genius troll move. And well, that makes it even better.

God bless Jimmy Butler.