Is it worse to be posterized during the regular season, or preseason? The latter occurs when you expect nobody but those on the bubble (where Khris Middleton does not reside) to be giving effort. However, the former counts. Whatever Jimmy Butler's answer to this important philosophical quandary is, it doesn't matter, because Middleton flushed him in a contest that means precisely bupkis (though it'll live forever thanks to a Vine). 

Also, that Middleton stare down is the type of follow-up from which beefs are born. File this otherwise meaningless play away in case there are any hard fouls between these two players (or teams) later this season. 

[via Vine]

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