Jimmy Butler was a healthy scratch for the last night's NBA All-Star game.
“Rest. I have to rest,” Butler told reporters after the game. “I have to rest my body up. This Timberwolves season is very, very important to me. I’ve got to make sure I’m ready to roll when I get back there.”
Because he waited until game day to tell Team Stephen coach Mike D’Antoni he didn't want to play there was no time to announce a replacement.
Lou Williams, a 13-year veteran who's never appeared in an All-Star game, may have been tapped to play if Butler announced his intention to sit out earlier in the week.
The Clipper's sixth man jumped on Twitter to voice his objection to how Butler handled things.
@JimmyButler u serious bruh? Lol— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) February 19, 2018
Is Lou right to be salty?
Update: Lou says he was trolling.
Na just trolling. I could careless actually https://t.co/0WaTC9H2RI— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) February 19, 2018