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Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler
Position: G
Born: 09/14/89
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $16,407,500
Butler, 5th NBA season “On a long trip, we’re normally on the West Coast so I got to bring my swimming trunks and my slippers. Nah, I just bring a lot of clothes. I’m fashionable, baby, unlike some guys. (laughs) A lot of different clothes. A lot of different Jordans. I pack sometimes. Sometimes my brothers pack for me. It isn’t too hard. Just bring a couple suits, some matching Jordans to go with pants and a button-up. I try to look nice.
What Jordan lesson made the biggest impression on Butler? “How hard you have to prepare,” Butler told ESPN.com recently. “The games are the easy part, man. You got to work every single day, put in extra work to make sure you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Practice isn’t enough, you got to get in early, you got to stay late. You got to come back at night. He’ll let you know that because he did it, and look what it did.”
Brown sees shades of Jordan’s practice work ethic in Butler’s approach. “[Is] there similarity with Jimmy Butler? Yes, because Jimmy brings it every day,” Brown said. “Jimmy is learning how to be a leader as Michael — he was the ultimate leader — I don’t think anybody will ever match that. But Jimmy’s learning how to bring it every day even when you don’t want to. It’s a different era with these kids today because there’s more injuries, the games are coming a little quicker, but he brings it every day. It’s like shocking that he goes from the games and then brings it out here for his teammates to follow.”