(CTN News) – The NBA world noticed Jimmy Butler’s new look during Media Day.
He also wore black fingernails and piercings on his first official day of work.
During last year’s Media Day, Jimmy Butler wore dreadlocks in a departure from his usual appearance.
Right now, I’m very emotional. I like this emo state. Jimmy Butler said, “This is me.”. “This is how I feel right now.”
Butler was greeted with smiles and laughter by the coaches. Apparently, teammates were caught off guard. When a reporter showed him photos of Jimmy Butler look, Heat center Bam Adebayo thought someone had photoshopped something.
“That’s not true. That’s (expletive) hilarious,” Adebayo replied.
“He told me it was his Halloween today,” said Heat guard Tyler Herro.
It is unclear whether Jimmy Butler will keep the look when Miami opens practice on Tuesday. In Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University will host the team’s camp.
MANIA OF WEMBYS
Wembanyama held his first Media Day in San Antonio on Monday, and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he has a simple plan to handle all the attention.
Pop’s plan: Just go with it.
All of you will do what you want. I think it’s best to handle it organically because I know the players and he is used to receiving attention.” “It’s up to the fans.” Popovich said.
However, Popovich has a specific travel plan for the team.
Those hanging from the top of the bus must be removed, Popovich said. We’ll be fine without that.”
After a summer when Wembanyama’s height was frequently discussed – 7-foot-4? Is he 7-5? He is still listed as 7-foot-3 by the Spurs.
UPDATE FOR RUBIO
While the Spanish guard continues to focus on his mental health, Ricky Rubio remains away from Cleveland Cavaliers training camp.
During the Basketball World Cup this summer, Rubio Jimmy Butler was scheduled to play for Spain. His return is not scheduled.
As stated in a press release Monday, the Cavaliers remain fully supportive of Ricky and his efforts, which are best continued off the court for now. Assisting Ricky in any way we can remains our top priority.
At the beginning of August, Rubio asked that his “privacy be respected in order to face these moments and be able to provide more information when the time comes.”
Over the course of his career, Rubio has played for Minnesota, Utah, Phoenix, and Cleveland. At the end of last season, he played primarily as a reserve for 33 games after missing the past two seasons recovering from a torn left ACL. Nearly two decades ago, he began playing pro ball in Spain as a 14-year-old.
THE KOLOKO IS OUT
Christian Koloko will not be participating in the Toronto Raptors’ training camp. Due to “ongoing respiratory issues,” he won’t participate in Tuesday’s workouts in Vancouver, the team announced on Monday.