Jimmy Butler says he arrived at 3:30 a.m. for 10 a.m. Heat practice

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Jimmy Butler fits the Heat’s culture amazingly well.

He’s already showing it.

Miami’s first practice began 10.a.m. Tuesday, according to Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald. Butler said he arrived far earlier.

Butler, via Ira Winderman of the South Florida SunSentinel:

“Just a little extra work while y’all in your third dream. I like to get it in,” he said following the first of two-a-days. “How did I get in today? I clocked in at 3:30. You’re asleep, right?”

Butler is an incredibly hard-worker. That’s why he has climbed like he has.

He also wants you to know he’s an incredibly hard-worker. This is as performative as it is anything — which I don’t mind, because he backs it up.

I’m curious whether anyone corroborated Butler’s story. It’s not that I don’t believe him. I think he would do this. I’d just like to see more evidence rather than blindly believing.

I’d also like to learn more about what Butler did for 6.5 hours. Did it include a nap?

Sleep is important, and as much as I love Butler’s intensity, there are real questions about the wear and tear on his body. If he’s not resting enough, that could bite him in the long term.

For now, we get another fun entry into the list of wild Jimmy Butler stories. Remember, though: They’re not always as sensational as they initially appear.