REPORT: Jimmy Butler Made Miami Heat Teammates Listen To Nickelback As Punishment After Loss To Orlando Magic

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Man oh man, do I love Jimmy Buckets.

The Miami Heat and Orlando Magic squared off Saturday night, and Heat forward Jimmy Butler was absolutely mesmerizing scoring 38 points in 39 minutes, and he also hit an incredibly flashy three-pointer at the buzzer to send things into overtime.

However, Miami ended up getting pounded in OT, and the Heat suffered a 126-114 defeat. This reportedly angered Jimmy Butler so much that he forced his teammates to listen to Nickelback, according to a report from ESPN.

While teammates and staffers were quietly showering and getting dressed, and even eating pizza, Butler decided to blast Nickelback on his stereo, with the voice of Chad Kroeger at maximum volume. The music was reportedly so loud that reporters could hear it clearly from the Miami Heat locker room.

As you all know, I’m a Miami Heat fan, and how am I feeling about all of this?

Well, with the exception of losing games and worsening our postseason positioning, I’m absolutely loving this. Jimmy Butler clearly wants to win, and his teammates aren’t delivering, so what does he do?

He punishes them by listening to Nickelback. Personally, I’m a fan of this song:

I also love the passion of his to just walk off the court and not care. I’d do the same thing if I just put up a crazy performance only to lose because my teammates are dropping the ball.

The Heat are better than this. I know it, he knows it, we all know it. And he’s frustrated, nothing wrong with that. (RELATED: REPORT: Los Angeles Clippers Extremely Rattled After Plane Struck By Lightning Dropped Sharply In Altitude)

Jimmy just wants to win, and I love that as a fan.