Jimmy Butler Had Three-Word Threat for 76ers’ Kelly Oubre Jr. After Suffering Injury

Apr 17, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (9) drives to the basket in his team’s win over the Miami Heat.
Apr 17, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (9) drives to the basket in his team’s win over the Miami Heat. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is not happy with Philadelphia 76ers wing Kelly Oubre Jr..

After Butler elevated for a jump shot during Wednesday night's play-in loss, Oubre collided with Butler's knee, leading to a MCL injury that has put Butler on the shelf for the foreseeable future.

Even though Butler looked like he kicked his leg out while taking the shot, which led to the foul by Oubre and subsequent injury, Butler has still taken it upon himself to send Oubre a threatening message on Instagram.

"We throwing hands," Butler said to Oubre in a post from the Miami Heat's official Instagram account.

There was clearly no malicious intent by Oubre on the play that led to Butler's injury, but the Heat star doesn't see it that way.

Regardless, the 76ers won the game and clinched the No. 7 seed. The Heat will battle the Chicago Bulls on Friday night for the No. 8 seed without Butler. The winner clinches a first round date with the Boston Celtics beginning on Sunday. The loser of the game heads to the offseason.


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