Sweep talk evaporates as Twitter explodes over Jimmy Butler, LeBron walkout

Oct 5, 2020
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THE HEAT had an answer, and that answer was Jimmy Butler.

On a day when online watercooler talk was all about an almost-certain Lakers sweep, the Heat caught everyone by surprise by trouncing the Lakers definitively, 115-104 — all thanks to Jimmy Buckets.

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‘Jimmy Butler’ and ‘Heat’ were trending hot on Twitter. 'LeBron' was, too, with some fans and observers pointing out his walkout in the final seconds of the game.

There were also enough nonplussed Lakers fans to get the keyword ‘Lakers in 5’ on the trending list.

But it wouldn’t be a Twitter trending chart about the Lakers without Kyle Kuzma, who’s got 23,000 Tweets and counting. (Right before the game, there was a ridiculous online petition going around about not giving him a ring should the Lakers go the distance.)

Here are some samples.

He didn't look happy.

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Enough said.

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Depends on your definition of fun

King of the game

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Jimmy Butler stepped up to the plate

This Tyler Herro face

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Butler begged to differ

Did you catch this?

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For context

Yeah, yeah, it’s another LeBron hair joke

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Either Kuzma was in the zone… or AD signed that petition

Taking the shots, but missing the high fives

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JR Smith from range, Option A

JR Smith from range, Option B

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