Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is known for his different personality both on and off the court. This week, Butler broke the internet after pictures showed off his new hairstyle.
After originally sporting cornrow braids, Butler (seen above during a May playoff game) underwent a massive hair transformation. That new style featured long dreadlocks with some lighter coloring at the ends. The first one to post Butler’s new hairstyle was NBA shooting guru Chris Brickley, who posted this photo during a workout they had at a gym in Long Island.
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Butler’s new hairstyle had fans baffled across social media.
Jimmy Butler in the gym like pic.twitter.com/TppQRcm7qS
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) July 27, 2022
Lebron texting Jimmy Butler to see where he got his fake hair pic.twitter.com/Y0YoV00Osr
— Mink Flow (@currypistonn) July 27, 2022
Jimmy Butler out here growing hair like he went to the 2K MyPlayer barbershop pic.twitter.com/4NvaI5Uxb3
— Ben Rubin (@b000nj) July 28, 2022
Me: Jimmy Butler got extensions
Hubby: Oh, for the Heat?
Me: No, for his hair pic.twitter.com/Fjw7qVcEOb
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) July 28, 2022
Jimmy Butler during water breaks at training camp… pic.twitter.com/wHPQnQzQPe
— Wii-Yum (@MrGee54) July 28, 2022
As fans note, it appears Butler has gotten hair extensions. Many pointed out out his hairstyle was a lot shorter prior to his new dreadlocks.
Butler led Miami to the Eastern Conference Finals last season. He averaged 27.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game in the postseason. Butler, who will be 33 in September, is going into his 13th NBA season.
[The New York Post; photo from Paul Rutherford/USA Today Sports]