18 August 2020 22:40
Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler wasn't joking about setting up his own coffee shop in the NBA bubble. Butler is offering a variety of caffeinated beverages to NBA players for $20 a pop. How do we know that's the case? Butler put up a sign by his door. Take a look, y'all.
That meshes with what Butler, 30, told Rachel Nichols on Friday. Butler said he was selling coffee to NBA players in the bubble for $20 a piece. Other players could pay $20 for any size. As Butler's sign shows, he's offering a number of drinks, and only accepts cash for his coffee. Also, he's called his bubble coffee shop "Big Face Coffee." Butler joked with Nichols that he was thinking about raising the price to $30 per cup.
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