Butler’s unique look featured him with straightened hair and a pair of new piercings, one above his eyebrow and one in his nose. For real.
He entered the Heat media room to meet with reporters and was greeted with laughs, but responded “don’t make me break character” as he described his new look as “emo.”
Nobody does Media Day like Jimmy Butler does Media Day pic.twitter.com/mjCCblN2rz— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 2, 2023
Jimmy Butler has arrived.— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) October 2, 2023
“I’m emo.” pic.twitter.com/cs1TTP5swv
Jimmy Butler reveals his new piercings pic.twitter.com/vF0FuiqVVV— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) October 2, 2023
This isn’t the first time Butler has gotten creative for media day. Last season, Butler showed up with dreadlocks and the picture went viral, becoming his profile picture used during broadcasts for much of the year.
Jimmy Butler at media day last year vs. this year 😭 pic.twitter.com/MbG9pD5owa— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) October 2, 2023
This look takes things to a new extreme though, and produced plenty of hilarious reactions.
😂 Elite Troll https://t.co/ygLchKb2eV— DA7 (@DA7868) October 2, 2023
He rockin “The Karen”hairstyle hard af 😂😂😂 https://t.co/d57GLdhV9P— Tan (@Uncle_Greatness) October 2, 2023
Emo mode activated https://t.co/QbsLSzdv50— Dylan S (@TheRealWags1) October 2, 2023
this man plays too much 💀 https://t.co/e7WexabpWm— Soup Girl (@ilivedb1tch) October 2, 2023
Well played, Jimmy.