VIDEO: Jimmy Butler Jokes Tyler Herro Should've Been Ejected After the Rookie's First NBA Scuffle

Jimmy Butler supports Heat rookie Tyler Herro during his first scuffle on Thursday.
Jimmy Butler supports Heat rookie Tyler Herro during his first scuffle on Thursday.

In the midst of ALCS Game 4 and "Thursday Night Football," there was some excitement in the NBA preseason. Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro got into a scuffle with Orlando Magic veteran guard Michael Carter-Williams on two occasions. The first resulted in both getting technical fouls, but the second saw both initially ejected. However, after review from the on-court officials, Herro was declared safe and was not subject to ejection. During a postgame interview, Jimmy Butler jokingly said he would have ejected Herro, before giving him praise for showing tenacity as a rookie.

That'd be one heck of a rookie hazing if Butler had the power to toss Herro from the game. But it's all love from Butler, as he said Herro represented the "414" well on Thursday night.

If Tyler Herro showed you anything, it's that he's not going to back down from any veteran, just because he's a rookie. He's already Jimmy's "guy" and he's earning respect from others on his team and around the league.