- Jimmy Butler is making a killing selling coffee inside the NBA bubble.
- Butler told ESPN that good coffee was tough to come by inside the bubble but that he’d been using his French press to provide players with a quality product.
- Butler charges $US20 a cup, regardless of the size, but he joked that he might up the price to $US30 soon.
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Jimmy Butler has found himself a new hustle, becoming the barista of the NBA bubble.
With players across the NBA living without the comforts of home, Butler recognised a gap in the marketplace, and, like any good businessman, he made the most of it.
Butler recently told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that he had been charging players as much as $US20 a cup for coffee from his French press, as good coffee was hard to find within the confines of the bubble.
“You can’t get coffee nowhere here,” Butler said. “So I might bump it up to $US30 a cup. Just depends. People here can afford it.”
A sign from his hotel room showed that at Butler’s coffee shop, it was a $US20 flat fee, regardless of the size.
So apparently Jimmy Butler wasn't kidding about the up-charge for the use of his French Press at Disney. (From Meyers Leonard's Twitter): pic.twitter.com/1s1em6flRG
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) August 15, 2020
Ahead of his game on Tuesday, Butler appeared to show off his coffee skills while walking to the locker room.
Jimmy Butler arrives for Game 1 showing some love to @PSG_English ☕️????
— NBA UK (@NBAUK) August 18, 2020
With the Miami Heat set to begin their first-round series against Indiana on Tuesday, chances are prices are about to go up for Pacers looking for their caffeine fix.
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