Jimmy Butler says beating grown men as teen, not NBA Finals Game 3, his best game

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Jimmy Butler just had a performance for the ages in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Butler had only the third 40-point triple-double in Finals history, defended LeBron James and led the Heat to victory over the heavily favorited Lakers.

Was that the best game of his life?

Butler:

Probably not. I was really good whenever I was in high school, and I played in this league where I played against all 45-year-old men. And I really dominated whenever I was 17. So, this is up there. But back then, I was killing it.

What a classic Jimmy Butler answer.

He’s proud of his success, competitive in every environment and happy to say things like this for attention.*

*Which is no shade. He earned this.