Jimmy Butler on Nikola Jokic busting his lip in Olympics: ‘I still owe him’

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Jimmy Butler got a bloody lip from Nikola Jokic in Team USA’s gold-medal-game win over Serbia in 2016.

Butler at the time, via Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune:

“Messed my swag up. Now I can’t take no photos, and the honeys are not gonna look at my pictures.”

Butler now, via Jerry Zgoda of the StarTribune:

“I still owe him,” Butler said. “He busted my lip in the Olympics, so don’t think I’ve forgotten about that. He did, on a screen. He caught me with one of those chicken wings. It’s OK. I don’t forget, though.”

Butler’s Timberwolves face Jokic’s Nuggets tonight.

I think Butler is mostly kidding about avenging the bloody lip. But Butler is so competitive, I don’t know.

It’s worth keeping a closer eye on every screen involving Butler and Jokic, just in case.