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Jimmy Butler

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Jimmy Butler

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  • Birth date 9/14/1989
  • Birthplace Tomball, Texas
  • Hometown Tomball, Texas
  • Residence Chicago, Illinois
  • Height/Weight 6'7"/ 220 lbs

Biography

Growing up in Tomball, Texas, Jimmy Butler had a tumultuous childhood. After his father abandoned the family while he was an infant, his mother kicked him out of the house when he was 13 years old. Butler bounced around from one friend’s house to another until a friend’s family took him in for good. In high school, Butler wasn’t highly recruited and eventually enrolled in Tyler Junior College. From there, he landed at Marquette University where he played for three seasons. Butler was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the last pick in the firsr round of the 2011 NBA Draft. Now a two-time NBA All-Star, he was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2015.
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Getting to know Jimmy Butler

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Removed rearview mirror in his car as a reminder to never dwell on the past

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Was part of same NBA draft class as fellow Team USA Olympians Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson

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Owns a 600-gallon, boombox-shaped aquarium that was featured on the TV show “Tanked”

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