It seems Jimmy Butler isn’t too happy about PJ Tucker, who closed his $7.4 million player option with the Miami Heat to play for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Tucker signed a three-year, $33 million deal with Philadelphia this summer. On Wednesday, he thanked Miami and their fans for the season in an Instagram post, where Butler commented on his gross feelings.
“f–k you and @joelembiid yes, I brought him in this (shrug emoji),” Butler wrote.
Butler has spoken out against the 76ers since they traded him to the Heat after the 2018-19 season. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Butler “very much” hoped Tucker would stay with the Heat.
Tucker now plays for the team he helped eliminate from the 2022 NBA playoffs. After that elimination, Butler came off the field very vocally, saying, “Tobias Harris about me?” referring to Philadelphia’s decision to build around a core of Harris, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons instead of him. Now that core is Harris, Embiid and Tucker.
Things could get even more interesting now in future meetings between the 76ers and the Heat.