Jimmy Butler kicks LeBron James in the face during Bulls-Heat

Jimmy Butler kicks LeBron James in the face during Bulls-Heat
March 9, 2014, 4:15 pm
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LeBron James is not exactly a popular guy in Chicago, drawing more boos and disdain from the fans than just about any other player that has faced the Bulls over the last four years.

In the second quarter of Sunday's Bulls win over the Heat, the "King" and Bulls guard Jimmy Butler were battling for a loose ball and wound up on the ground with limbs intertwined. In the scuffle, Butler's foot actually connects with LeBron's face.

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LeBron is just coming off a broken nose, in which he had to wear a protective mask for a few games. He shot only 8-for-23 from the field on the afternoon, totaling 17 points, his lowest scoring output in a month.

Was Butler's errant foot-to-the-face on purpose or just a simple accident? We'll let you decide. Check out the raw footage in the video above, and stay tuned to the end of the video for the fans' hilarious reaction to the tussle.