Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls boasted that he could easily take away Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Brown's spots with the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers because according to him, he's a better wide receiver than them. Butler's Team USA teammates Kevin Durant and Dreymond Green, however, disagree.
The Bulls shooting guard made the bashful statements during a practice session of Team USA. During an interview with ESPN, Butler said that he has the skills to be a good wide receiver in the NFL.
He even claimed that he told Brown and Thomas that if he wasn't on the Olympic team, he probably would get franchise tagged by the Broncos or Steelers.
"I really love the game of football," he said. "I think I'm really good at it. I could probably take Demaryius Thomas' spot, Antonio Brown's spot. I told them they're lucky I'm playing in the Olympics or I would be getting a franchise tag from one of their organizations."
ESPN's reporter tried to steer away the focus of the conversation by asking the NBA star if he knows other professional basketball players who would do well in the NFL. But, Butler still insisted that it would be him.
"Me," he said. "Like I'm very serious. I think if you were to ask people that aren't haters, which everybody on this team is, it would be me because I', fast and I have great hands. I can really catch."
As Butler jokingly puts it, everyone on Team USA are haters. This was proven by Durant and Green when asked about Butler's chances in the NBA and if he would really be a better wide receiver than Brown and Thomas.
"He's an idiot," Durant said about Butler according to All Ball. "I wouldn't pick you on my fantasy team if you were in the league right now. You would be on the waiver wire on the second week. Like, get out of here. Scram."
"Jimmy's not as good a receiver as the worst receiver in the NFL," Green added.
After hearing what Butler said, Thomas said that even though Butler is a good athlete, he probably wouldn't dominate in the NFL, CBS Sports reported.