Mike Scott has become the best version of himself in Philadelphia, the perfect city for his "I don't give a f—" personality.
Speaking with CBS Sports radio host Zach Gelb, Scott was asked about Jimmy Butler's return to Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 23 (full 76ers' 2019-20 schedule here) and said fans should "boo the s**t out of him."
"When he does come to Philly, ya'll better boo the s**t out of him," Scott said. "Believe that, you have to. You have to do that and I'm gonna boo with ya'll."
Scott, 31, re-signed with the 76ers for a two year deal worth $9.8 million this offseason. Butler was traded to the Miami Heat, seemingly by his request. Scott and Butler developed a close friendship.
"Jimmy is a good dude," Scott said. "For the most part, he's misunderstood. He's like me. He's a man of the people. He doesn't like when people get bullied and that's what made me get closer to him."
Butler, 29, joined the Sixers in November via trade last season after he forced his way off of the Minnesota Timberwolves. While with the Sixers, Butler played in 55 games and averaged 18.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and four assists per game. In 12 playoff games, he averaged 19.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists.
Scott, one of the best interviews in Philly sports, will join Spike Eskin and Michael Levin at this year's live Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast. Details below.