NBA fines Heat’s Jimmy Butler for lack of media access

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) talks t0 Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams (12) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The NBA has fined Heat star Jimmy Butler.

The league announced Tuesday that Butler was fined $25,000 for violating the rules governing media interview access.

The decision was announced by Joe Dumars, Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations.

According to the league, Butler failed to participate in media availability after Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Heat lead the Celtics 3-0 and look to close out their series on Tuesday night.

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David Lang is executive producer of the Local 10 sports department.