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Who had the more epic petty practice: Jimmy Butler or Kobe Bryant?

Jimmy Butler's trade request hasn't resulted in a move from the Minnesota Timberwolves, so the All-Star guard attended practice where he verbally challenged teammates and beat the starters with third stringers. It was the pettiest of practices, comparable only to Kobe Bryant's epic practice rant near the end of his career, telling teammates they were "soft as Charmin." Which practice is more legendary? 🏀

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Jimmy Butler is not one to mess with. If he is frustrated with you and your commitment to winning, he will let you know about it and challenge you. Kobe Bryant was the same way, but it was never documented that the Black Mamba ran with third stringers to beat the starters. Butler did.

He also challenged everyone, from the GM ("You f---ing need me, Scott!") to the best player on the team. He went off on Karl-Anthony Towns, telling him to come at him. Bryant's practice has nothing on Butler's.

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Butler's practice may be more recent in people's minds, but nothing compares to the Black Mamba coming back from injury to challenge the entire team. This was vintage Bryant leadership; verbally haranguing teammates, telling them the reason they're losing games is that they're soft. He even pleaded with then-GM Mitch Kupchak to get new players because he couldn't do anything with his current teammates. 

Bryant's practice was a master class in motivation through tough love. Butler's practice doesn't compare.

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Who had the more epic petty practice: Jimmy Butler or Kobe Bryant?
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#SoftAsCharmin