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Jimmy Butler Charging Heat Teammates $20 for Coffee Made in His Hotel Room

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistAugust 15, 2020

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) points during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler said Friday he's selling coffee out of his hotel room for $20 a cup inside the NBA's bubble at the Disney World complex near Orlando, Florida.  

Butler explained his entrepreneurial spirit in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols:

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Jimmy Butler told Rachel Nichols he's selling coffee to fellow players inside the bubble for $20. ☕ The guy has a french press machine inside his room. Gotta respect the hustle. https://t.co/omECUnHwY7

Heat teammate Meyers Leonard provided a breakdown of what's available for the one-size-fits-all price:

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So apparently Jimmy Butler wasn't kidding about the up-charge for the use of his French Press at Disney. (From Meyers Leonard's Twitter): https://t.co/1s1em6flRG

The offerings have apparently been a hit with coaches and players unhappy with the quality of coffee otherwise available inside the bubble.

"I think Jimmy's got all of it," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters last month. "No, I'm just drinking the cheap stuff that's in my room. No, I miss the good coffee."

It's created an extra role for Butler aside from his main job as Miami's leading scorer.

The 30-year-old Houston native averaged 19.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.8 steals while shooting 45.5 percent from the field across 58 appearances during the regular season. The Heat earned the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Butler and Co. will tip off their first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

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