UPDATE: Jan. 10, 1:51 p.m. — Butler and Warren both received hefty fines for Wednesday’s altercation.
The NBA announces fines for Jimmy Butler ($35,000 for "engaging in an altercation and escalating the incident on social media postgame") and T.J. Warren ($25,000 for "engaging in an altercation and making an obscene gesture").— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) January 10, 2020
I still loved this squabble...
UPDATE: Butler commented on the altercation after the game and, well, watch for yourself. AGAIN, mark down March 20 on your calendar, Warren vs. Butler narrative is real.
The Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat rivalry is back baby! On Wednesday night is a blowout in favor of the Heat, T.J. Warren and Jimmy Butler got into a shouting match in the third quarter. Pleasantries were exchanged, here’s a video of the altercation courtesy of @KWalHoops.
Jimmy Butler: “you’re fucking trash”— Kory Waldron (@KWalHoops) January 9, 2020
TJ Warren: “I’ll beat your ass”
Is the Indiana Pacers & Miami Heat rivalry about to be renewed pic.twitter.com/qlYNCwecbt
As you can see, the two don’t exactly like each other. Warren was ejected from the game, while Butler was able to keep going. He’s up to 14 points with seven dimes and six rebounds in 28 minutes. Warren finished with just three points and four rebounds, a major bust on the DFS slate on DraftKings. Mark down March 20 on your calendars, that’s the next time the Pacers and Heat play in Indiana.