The Heat pulled the series to 3-2 with the win over the Lakers and are making supporters of the purple and gold very nervous. Butler was barely able to walk off the podium after playing 47 minutes and delivering 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.
That might have something to do with him taking hard fouls from the likes of Dwight Howard throughout the game.
“I left it all out there on the floor along with my guys, and that’s how we’re going to have to play from here on out,” Butler said after the game. “But this is the position that we’re in. We like it this way. We got two more in a row to get.”
Rapper Rick Ross, a Miami Heat super fan, didn’t take too kindly to Howard’s actions and called him out in a social media post.
“All my homies on the West Coast, y’all are really excited. You got the Black Mamba jerseys on — I get it. RIP to the legend Kobe,” Ross said in an Instagram Live video. “But that still don’t get you past this L. Dwight Howard, I won’t forgive you for that. I saw that f— s—- you just tried. It won’t work. … Ain’t no trophy tonight.”