Butler appeared calm and reserved as he walked down the hallway to the locker room. However, he had a little smirk on his face, as captured in a video from ClutchPoints’s Tomer Azarly, and that may have to do with what his shirt said.
If it wasn’t clear already, Butler made sure to remind everyone what the Heat’s goal is.
The front of the six-time All-Star’s shirt read “Take Us There,” while the message on the back was simple: “Four More.”
The Heat have had quite the journey to reach this year’s Finals, becoming just the second No. 8 seed to ever reach the championship series. Butler and company are now just four wins away from sealing the deal and lifting the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
Miami lost their first play-in tournament game vs. the Hawks, then won their second vs. the Bulls to reach the playoffs. From there, they won 4–1 over the top-seeded Bucks and 4–2 against the Knicks. The Heat started off strong vs. the Celtics, going up 3–0, but Boston pushed it to a Game 7 before Miami closed out the series on the road to put itself in position to play for a title.