The Minnesota Timberwolves home opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers became must-see television due to the controversy surrounding Jimmy Butler. Timberwolves booed Butler during the intros due to his trade request ahead of the season.
Jimmy Butler gets booed by Wolves fans. pic.twitter.com/mKEdUyhKtr
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Most expected the boos to follow Butler all season, but he turned the Minnesota fan base back to supporting him during the game. Timberwolves fans even chanted MVP at one point while Butler was shooting free throws.
The easiest way to burn boos into MVP chants is scoring 31 points and leading the team to victory.