Jimmy Butler Proposes to Play Lou Williams for $100,000 in Response to Tweet

Maurice Moton@@MoeMotonFeatured ColumnistFebruary 24, 2018

Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler laid down a challenge for Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams and shared his proposal with ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth before tipoff with the Houston Rockets on Friday night at the Toyota Center.

The star forward offered to play Williams one-on-one for $100,000, which is what each member of Team LeBron took home for an All-Star Game victory over Team Stephen at Staples Center.   

Butler didn't log a single minute in Sunday's contest as a reserve on Stephen Curry's squad. Afterward, Williams tweeted him about his decision to sit out:

In fairness to Butler, Minnesota played the final game before All-Star Weekend against the Los Angeles Lakers. He also had the tough task of guarding Rockets star James Harden on his team's first game back.

Despite the lucrative offer, Williams may not take the bait. He said earlier this week he didn't care that Butler was on the bench:

Nonetheless, we'll await his response.