Butler, who promised Heat president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra that he would bring a title to Miami, told reporters after the Game 6 loss that he and his teammates already want to get back to work (starting at 3:23 in the video below).
“We’re going to learn from this. We’re going to get better. We’re going to come back. We’re going to come back. We’ll be back. That’s what we’re all saying in that locker room.
“We got guys that want to do it. We got guys that already want to get back in the gym and get to working at this thing. That’s what we do here.”
Heat guard Goran Dragic, who valiantly played 19 minutes in Game 6 with a torn plantar fascia, tweeted that he was proud of his team for leaving everything out of the court throughout the Finals.
“What we’ve built is something special,” wrote Dragic, “and we’ll be back!”