Jimmy Butler Puts His Name in Elite Company With NBA Finals Performance

With his exceptional play in the NBA Finals, Jimmy Butler has put himself in the same company as some of the most dominant wings in the history of the game.

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Per StatMuse’s Justin Kubtako, Butler is the first player to record two triple-doubles in his first NBA Finals, the second player to record two 30-point triple-doubles in the NBA Finals (LeBron James did so in 2015), and the second player to record at least 20 points and 5 assists in each of his first five NBA Finals games (Michael Jordan did so in 1991).

Butler will never challenge either LeBron or MJ in terms of all-time greatness but, by putting his name in their company, he’s done nothing but illuminate the level of his talent.