Tempers flared Tuesday night between Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and Portland Trail Blazers big man Mason Plumlee, and Butler wants “Mister Dukie” to take care of the fine that’s coming his way.
Butler used similar head move on Plumlee that he did on Nene back in 2014 playoffs.
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Plumlee was assessed a flagrant foul, while Butler got a technical which means an automatic $2,500 fine from the NBA.
Come on, Jimmy. We all know you can afford that light hit on the ol’ pocket book.
Per the Chicago Sun-Times (via Deadspin):
It was in the fourth quarter when Plumlee appeared to drop a shoulder into Butler, who was setting a screen. As Butler was on the ground, he wrapped his legs around Plumlee and sent him to the floor. Butler jumped up and then went head first into Plumlee’s face area, as players from both teams pulled them apart.
“You know, he thought it was football for a second there,” Butler said. “It’s all good, though, man. I almost had to let the Fort Greene Projects out of me, in Brooklyn, you know what I’m saying?” […] Reminded that he’s from Texas and not Brooklyn, Butler laughed and said, “Taj is though, so I can say I’m from there.”
“Basketball, emotions, that’s part of the game,” Butler said. “Yeah, he cost me $2,500. I’m going to ask him to pay me back, and I’m not playing. I’m going to ask, nicely. Yeah, I’m going to get that.” […] “I’m going to tell my agent to e-mail or something,” Butler added, before taking one last shot at Plumlee, who attended college at Duke. “I know it’s like MisterDukie@yahoo.com or something.”