Jimmy Butler Rumors

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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: $34,379,100
Butler was born and raised in Texas. He was displaced and without a home for a while during his teenage years, played high school basketball, and attended junior college before accepting a scholarship to Marquette, where, in his telling, he was a bench player who got “lucky” and made the most of his opportunities. “Coach just played me one day, and it was like, ‘Man, this kid just grabbed, like, four offensive rebounds,’ so he kept playing me and I just hustled,” he said. Brick by brick, Butler eventually built himself into an NBA superstar, but he insists that good fortune played a role in it. “One of the realest things I’ve come to know is that luck plays a major part in a lot of things and people don’t want to admit it,” he said. “You can call it grace. I believe in God, and I know He’s watching, but I still believe that luck has something to do with it.”
So he trains three times a day, which isn’t all that unusual for a pro athlete. But he starts his mornings at 4:00, a strategy he gleaned from his close friend Mark Wahlberg, who famously wakes up at 2:30 a.m. “I picked up that hustle and that grind from him, waking up early and doing it,” said Butler. “I really cherish his mentorship, brotherhood, and friendship. He teaches me how to continually get better.” Butler said that since the birth of his daughter in October 2019, his routine has been challenged by the realities of parenthood. He now spends 30 minutes in the morning trying to wriggle out from underneath her, because he can’t bring himself to wake her up.
Jimmy Butler: “Now everybody has a different outlook on who I am as a person and as a teammate and as a player, and I’ve been that same dude since I’ve become somebody in the league. You just saw me win a couple of games, so now you want to try to change that narrative? I don’t care about none of that. It means that I’m going to go out there and I’m going to compete. That’s me in everything that I do. Now, you know people want to try to switch up on me. Nah. I am where I need to be, where I want to be.” He smiled. “In Miami. They love me for that.”