“Rest in Peace”: Unfortunate Death in Jimmy Butler’s Family Has NBA Fans Uniting In Compassion And Love

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SAO PAULO SP, 06/22/2023 – Archive – BENEFICIAL EVENT / NEYMAR JR INSTITUTE -Jimmy Butler at the Third Edition of the Neymar Jr Auction held at Club Monte Libano, on the night of this Thursday 22. Sao Paulo Brasil Copyright: xGustavoxMottax
After suffering a seven-game losing streak, the Miami Heat seems to have picked up pace. They have won four of their last five games and will host the Boston Celtics tonight at the Kaseya Center. However, they will be without their star Jimmy Butler. The 6X NBA All-Star played all of the Heat’s last five games but tonight he will be MIA. This time, it is not due to any physical injury but because of a more devastating reason.
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As per the latest reports, Butler is dealing with the loss of a family member and has been granted a leave of absence by the Heat. It hasn’t been yet clarified how long Butler will be out. Miami has ensured respect for his privacy during this difficult time. They took to X to share whatever necessary information on the matter.
The team announced, “Statement on Jimmy Butler per his agent, Bernie Lee: Jimmy Butler has been granted a leave of absence as he deals with the death of a family member. Jimmy and his family ask for privacy at this point in time as they navigate this loss. Updates will be given when appropriate.”
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Fans were quick to send prayers and pour in with love and support for their star in the comment section. The Heat, to give Butler his privacy and respect his personal space, did not disclose any major details on the situation. Hence, it hasn’t been confirmed which family member has passed. So, following suit with the trend, a user commented, “rest in peace to whoever died.”
Cementing the fact that family always comes first, another user suggested that Butler take all the time he needs to deal with the loss. They wrote, “take your time family comes first, prayers.”
Keeping it positive for Butler and the fans, this user commented, “Man after he comes back I hope we help him out and win a chip this year and dedicate to whoever has passed in his family sending prayers their way.”
Another fan wrote, “Sending healing love and prayers to you and your family.”
As one can see, the common theme in all these comments was the prayers, love, and support that the fans were sending Butler’s way. It is heartwarming to see that during a difficult time, people are coming together to show much-needed support to Butler. Another classic example of how sports can unite people during trying times.
Jimmy Butler’s availability record this season
Out of the Heat’s 52 games so far, Butler has played 37. Throughout the season, the SF has been dealing with injury woes. His most recent absence was between December 20-28, when he missed four games. As of now, the last game that Butler played was against the Spurs on Wednesday where he chipped in 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists, contributing to the Heat’s 116-104 win.
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