The Miami Heat are well on their way to returning to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2020.
The bubble season was the first time Jimmy Butler led his team to the Finals.
But they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals.
Now Butler is hoping this team can do enough to get over the hump.
Miami needs one win to get back to the Finals where they would take on the Denver Nuggets.
It appears like nothing will distract this team from achieving their ultimate goal.
Not even the media.
According to NBA Communications, Butler has been fined $25,000 for violating the league’s rules regarding media access.
The following has been released by the NBA. pic.twitter.com/AW4oKld2C5
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) May 23, 2023
Oddly, Butler chose to not participate in the interviews after a massive Game 3 win.
But, his wallet will take a hit after making that decision.
It is safe to assume that Butler will not be making this choice again as he does not want to get hit with another massive fine.
For the Heat, they are looking to continue their storied run in Game 4.
Entering the playoffs as the eighth seed, no one expected them to make a run to the Finals.
But they might have the best coach in the NBA and a bunch of fearless players.
No one has played better than Butler in the postseason.
He is averaging 29.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game in the playoffs.
Butler raises his game when the stakes are the highest, that is what he must continue to do the rest of the playoffs.NEXT: The Heat Have Seen A Drastic Turnaround In 1 Area