Jimmy Butler wanted to make one thing clear to his coach after the 76ers' big victory over the Raptors on Monday ... "MY NAME IS NOT JAMES!"
Here's the deal ... Butler was a 1-man wrecking crew against Toronto -- putting up 30 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in a 94-89 playoff victory.
After the game, 76ers head coach Brett Brown was RAVING about Butler to the media -- and in an attempt to compliment his star, he referred to him as "James."
"This was James Butler," Brown told the media ... "That was the adult in the gym."
"He was just a tremendous sort of rock. He willed us to a lot of different situations."
A few minutes later, Butler faced the media and was asked how he felt about the "James" thing -- his response was hilarious.
"My name isn't James! It literally is Jimmy!"
The media cracked up laughing.
So, the question now ... does the name "Jimmy" stick?