The more and more I watch this clip, I can’t even believe what I just saw.

Putting Jimmy Butler’s playoff performances in Context

During the regular season, Jimmy Butler is a good player. But during the playoffs, he turns into an all-time great player and on the same level as some of the greats (KD, Steph, Giannis, etc). Many people on social media have compared him to Michael Jordan because of his high-level performances (and his looks).


The only difference is, MJ didn’t raise his level in the playoffs, he was equally as awesome in the playoffs as he was in the regular season. He was the best player in the league and he just continued to stay the best when it counted the most.

Butler, on the other hand, is a good player who’s made multiple All-Star, All-NBA teams and All-Defensive teams, but nobody would confuse him with some of the top-tier, MVP-caliber players in the association. But during the postseason, it would be disrespectful to not lump him in with some of the best players in the league.

To put into perspective how good Butler has been in his playoff career with the Heat, let me share some numbers:


Do you see what I’m talking about? Jimmy Butler is simply not a real person and I still can’t believe what he just did to the best team in basketball with the best basketball player in the world.