Miami Heat superstar Jimmy Butler is set to seek a four-year max contract extension worth upwards of $180 million. It has been reported that the Miami Heat are on the same page with the deal. The front office is ready to offer Butler the contract he wants and honestly deserves when the time comes.
Natural Born Leader
Since joining the Miami Heat in 2019, Butler has undoubtedly been the Heat’s best player. Butler is a superstar that also can be a leader. The star is always making sure that his teammates are putting in 110% of what they can. Butler is a natural-born winner as well, and one of the most competitive players in the league. Young star Tyler Herro has been quoted saying, “Ever since I got here he has been like a big brother to me.” The statement from Herro directly shows why Jimmy Butler can have such a powerful impact on a team. Skills and training are one thing but the ability to form interpersonal bonds and mentor young players is something that not a lot of veterans take to heart. Butler is the exception and takes his role on the Heat with pride and dignity.
Shifting The Culture
Ever since the arrival of Jimmy Butler in 2019, the Miami Heat‘s culture has taken a 180° turn. Before Butler came to South Beach, the Miami Heat struggled to find an identity. Once the star arrived, the mindset of the team switched to a gritty, defensive-minded team that will lock you down but can also run up the score in the blink of an eye.
The Miami Heat made a deep NBA Finals run last year despite the pandemic. Butler took on the challenge and the adversity of playing in the bubble and took it to heart. Although the Miami Heat’s season ended abruptly in 2021, we can wholeheartedly agree that Butler should get the max contract extension and keep his talents in South Beach.