You recently landed your 10th double in Miami, breaking LeBron James’ franchise record. How has your overall game evolved in Miami a few seasons ago?
I think that says a lot more to the individuals that I can pass the ball, because it’s the people that help me create the ball – the people who throw the ball in front of me, or give me an open look or set up a great monitor for me. to attack downhill. That’s where a lot of my points come from, and then breaking the glass, getting on the attack board, my big boxing is out. Whenever they’re down there fighting, I’ll get to the top and get my bounce back.
So all these triple doubles, they definitely come from my teammates, they let me do it. But more than anything, as long as they aim to win, I might care less if I pass [James’s record] or not. There’s one thing that I still haven’t surpassed him, and that’s the number of championships he’s brought to this organization.
You’d rather have a game-winning assist than a winning shot, right?
Yes. I’m not a goalscorer anymore. I’m more of a facilitation guard, and I like it that way. I like it that way, because we have a lot of players who can put the ball in the basket, so I let them shine, and I just assist.
At what point does a teammate get that trust, that in your head you know you can give him the ball when it matters most?
I think it builds over time, but you see how many more passes we make, not just from me to another person, but from another to another, to someone they know, if you open You go get the ball. So trust all the way around the board, all the way around the dressing room, all the way around the floor – know if you’re open, somehow, somehow There, the ball will find its way to you.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/31/sports/basketball/jimmy-butler-miami-heat.html ‘I’m not for everyone’: Jimmy Butler grows with the Miami Heat