Jimmy Butler felt the heat at the gas station this week.
When the Miami Heat player stopped to refuel his car, he couldn’t believe it ended up costing $145, USA Today reported for Wednesday’s win. He was so angry that he filmed his reaction and posted it on his Instagram story.
“I’m trying to get some of that gas back,” Butler says in the video. “Do you think that if I were to go there and say that I was refueling wrongly here, would they compensate me? This is crazy.”
In the video, Butler reveals that he refueled his Bugatti, one of the most expensive brands in the world. Although the exact model in the video is unclear, it is most likely a Chiron that went into production in 2016. As mentioned by For the Win, the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is considered the worst fuel economy of all cars: driving just 25 miles would cost a whopping $ 10.86.
“I’m going to go electric,” Butler said. “Can you believe that it costs $ 145 to refuel a Bugatti? This is crazy. That’s outrageous, man. Bugatti’s, honey.
Although he is one of the best basketball players in the world, Butler’s frustration is quite common these days: For the Win cited a Monmouth University poll in which a majority of Americans said it was difficult to buy gasoline for their cars. However, unlike most others, Butler has a net worth of $ 47.8 million, according to Forbes. And in 2021, he signed a three-year contract extension worth $ 146.4 million.
In later videos posted to his Instagram story, Butler appears to be in or near Los Angeles, where gasoline prices are notoriously high. And in the background of the video he posted from his Bugatti, the gas station sign appears to advertise gasoline for about $6 or $7 per gallon, well above the national average of $3.83 as reported by AAA.
While the $145 gas bill may have been annoying, Butler probably won’t lose sleep over it. After all, the Bugatti Chiron costs about $ 3 million.