NBA playoffs: After skirmish, Jimmy Butler says Marcus Smart is 'not about that life'

Jimmy Butler doesn't expect Marcus Smart to go at him again in the Bulls and Celtics playoff series.

There were moments during Sunday's Game 4 between the Bulls and Celtics that got chippy, including an altercation between Jimmy Butler and Marcus Smart in the second quarter.

When asked after the game about the incident, Butler predicted we won't see Smart go after him again for the rest of the series.

"As far as the Marcus Smart situation goes, he's a great actor, acting tough, it's what he does, but I don't think he's about that," Butler said. "I'm the wrong guy to get in my face, so he needs to take it somewhere else because I'm not the one for that.

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"That's the first time [he's said something to me]. Last time, too. We're not going to sit here and get in each other's faces like that. Like I said, he's not about that life. So he's calming down."

Some have argued that Smart is indeed "about that life" because of his upbringing and an incident that happened in college. But maybe instead of questioning his toughness, Butler meant to say Smart knows better than to get in fights on the court, because that helps no one.

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