Video: Jimmy Butler Receives Loud Boos from 76ers Fans in Return to Philadelphia

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistNovember 24, 2019

MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 20: Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat in action against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at American Airlines Arena on November 20, 2019 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Butler made his return to Philadelphia on Saturday night with the Miami Heat, and to the surprise of exactly no one, 76ers fans greeted him with boos.

NBC Sports Philadelphia @NBCSPhilly

Jimmy Butler met with quite a few boos tonight in team introductions. https://t.co/ewuVTrxKXa

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly

#Sixers fans booing Jimmy Butler: https://t.co/EblziNrHOc

Butler, 30, was traded to the Sixers last season for Robert Covington, playing in 55 games for the team and helping them reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where they lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Toronto Raptors.

But Butler and the Sixers decided to part ways in the offseason, working out a sign-and-trade with the Heat that sent Josh Richardson to the Sixers. So Butler was booed just about every time he touched the ball in the early going.

As the old saying goes, hell hath no fury like a Philly fan scorned.