WATCH: Heated exchanges between TJ Warren and Jimmy Butler
A new tough rivalry has been formed between Indiana’s TJ Warren and Miami’s Jimmy Butler.
During the Heat-Pacers matchup, Warren committed a hard foul on Butler with 6:29 remaining in the third period, to which the latter didn’t appreciate.
Of course, things got heated between both forwards where they exchanged a few words against each other, and the two would get a technical foul.
Jimmy Butler didn’t like the way TJ Warren fouled him. Uh oh. pic.twitter.com/DC6rEyqfBk
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) January 9, 2020
Just six seconds later, Butler was called for an offensive foul against Warren, but the latter would be slapped with an ejection for taunting.
There is a obviously a bad blood during the encounter, as Warren was spotted raising his middle finger while Butler had the last laugh when he sent his rival a goodbye kiss.
TJ Warren gave Jimmy Butler the middle finger 🖕 🤣😅 @SONTHoops
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) January 9, 2020
The Heat would go on to win against Pacers, 122-108, and when the All-Star forward was asked about his altercation with Warren, this was his response.
Jimmy on his exchange with T.J. Warren: “He’s soft. He’s not even in my f—king league.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 9, 2020