Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler rocked the internet on Thursday after uploading a video of his loco installation process to Instagram.
The NBA baller updated his look as an extension of his short cornrows, which the video shows every step of the way: unbraiding his hair, washing his afro, and the end product of freshly applied blonde-tipped loc extensions—all while he’s on a chair being tumbled around .
The video quickly made the rounds on Instagram and Twitter, with fans toasting the 6′ 7″ player for his decision to switch hairstyles.
“Now you see me, now you don’t,” he captioned the video with soundtrack from lil wayne‘s “6 Foot 7 Foot” instrumental.
While the comments were mostly negative, others actually pointed out funny observations about the star athlete’s new doing.
“This man who is rich you think he cares what y’all say😭💀😂,” one commenter wrote on Instagram.
“My boi hair wasn’t growing fast enough,” said another.
“Nah… Stop trying to cut ahead of the line,” joked a third.
Undeterred by the nasty comments, Butler appeared to be trolling the trolls himself by posting a new video of himself training with a famous basketball coach Chris Brickleywith its locs in focus.
“What a terrible workout…no pun intended @cbrickley603‘ the Miami baller wrote.
The shaming comments continued, prompting Butler to reconsider the stylistic choice while others warmed to the new look.
“Jimmy Fetty Wap Butler,” said one fan.
“I’m gone, keep it G. Why do so many men worry about another man’s hair???? You are all different,” wrote another.
I’m gone, keep it G. Why do so many men worry about another man’s hair???? You are all different.🤦🏾♂️
— Livin&Vibin (@Tha_Vibess) July 29, 2022
Another user posted a picture of rapper mozzy with the caption “Jimmy Butler after 3 years in Miami”.
Jimmy Butler after 3 years in Miami 🔥 pic.twitter.com/l3hvxlJAvi
— H𝖾a𝗍 Ͳwі𝗍𝗍𝖾𝗋 Ͳh𝖾𝗋aріs𝗍 ☔ (@Trevian777) July 27, 2022
“Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler,” another fan posted with a picture of eminem and actors Mechi Phifer in “8 miles”.
Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler pic.twitter.com/0sw7jwGAu0
— † (@onlytaron) July 27, 2022
Regardless of the roast, Butler really seems to be living his best life out here.
Jimmy Butler having a great time 🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/EdNDXFZWJo
— . (@Nigerianscamsss) July 28, 2022