Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jimmy Butler! (NBA)

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jimmy Butler! (NBA)

Jimmy Butler III was selected 30th overall
in the 2011 NBA Draft. EverythingTop10 is proud to present, “The
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jimmy Butler!” #10. Butler was born in Houston, Texas and his
father abandoned the family when he was an infant. By the time he was 13 years old and living
in the Houston suburb of Tomball, his mother kicked him out of the house. As Butler remembered it in a 2011 interview,
she told him, “I don’t like the look of you. You gotta go.” #9. He then bounced between the homes of various
friends, staying for a few weeks at a time before moving to another house. Despite this, he has a close relationship
with his parents. He said, “I don’t hold grudges. I still talk to my family. My mom. My father. We love each other. That’s never going to change.” #8. In a summer basketball league before Butler’s
senior year at Tomball High School, he was noticed by Jordan Leslie, a freshman football
and basketball player at the school, who challenged him to a three-point shooting contest. The two immediately became friends and Butler
began staying at Leslie’s house. #7. Although Leslie’s mother and stepfather,
who had six other children between them, were reluctant at first, they took Butler in within
a few months. Butler would later say, “They accepted me
into their family. And it wasn’t because of basketball. She (Michelle Lambert, Leslie’s mother)
was just very loving. She just did stuff like that. I couldn’t believe it.” #6. As a junior at Tomball High, Butler averaged
10 points per game. As a senior and team captain in 2006-2007,
he averaged 19.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game and he was subsequently voted his team’s
most valuable player. He was not heavily recruited coming out of
high school and he chose to attend Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. #5. After his freshman season at Tyler, where
he averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game, he gained interest from
Division I programs. He was considered a two-star recruit and he
was ranked as the 127th-best junior college prospect in 2008. #4. Butler accepted an athletic scholarship to
attend Marquette, where, as a sophomore in the 2008-2009 season, he averaged 5.6 points
and 3.9 rebounds per game. He also shot 76.8% from the free-throw line. #3. He moved into the starting lineup as a junior
and he earned All-Big East Honorable Mention honors. His season was highlighted by two game-winning
shots vs. UConn and St. John’s, helping Marquette finish 11-7 in the Big East. He also helped Marquette earn its fifth consecutive
NCAA Tournament appearance. As a senior in 2010-2011, he averaged 15.7
points per game and he earned All-Big East Honorable Mention for the second straight
year. #2. Butler is a fan of country music, especially
Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, and Garth Brooks. He also embraces the country lifestyle by
wearing belt buckles, cowboy boots, and by learning to play the guitar. He is good friends with Mark Wahlberg, whom
he met while Wahlberg was filming “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” in Chicago. The two have vacationed in Paris together. #1. Before the 2011 NBA Draft, one general manager
said this about Butler, “His story is one of the most remarkable I’ve seen in all
my years of basketball. There were so many times in his life where
he was set up to fail. Every time, he overcame just enormous odds. When you talk to him—and he’s hesitant
to talk about his life—you just have this feeling that this kid has greatness in him.” That’s all folks! Please leave a like if you enjoyed the video
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98 Replies to “Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jimmy Butler! (NBA)”

  1. im a jimmy butler fan now..but the still not gonna beat golden way..

    many kids grew up like him…with no parents..salute to him

  2. WOW !! what an amazing journey to success. Jimmy Butler good for you and your humble character. Leslie and Leslie's mother and entire family are a kind, great family that opened their heart. God Bless You !! Stories like this are sooo touching.

  3. Oh my, jimmy butler is a much better man than I am a woman! I am 81 years old and as I pondered this situation,even though I have mellowed a great deal in all these years, I would never forgive my mother if she did to me what his mother did to him. I have much admiration for this young man and whenever jimmy is on tv I watch and cheer for him. Jimmy dear, will you PLEASE tell THRUB to calm down and please put a more pleasant look on his face. Best.

  4. I'd smack the shit outta both of his parents…..!!…That being said …; the way he seems… I would have never thought he went thru all of that shit!……I saw just 1 interview some time bak, and I instantly liked this kid….there are very few "good" ppl left, and I truly believe he is 1 of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Didn't know most of these things but somehow knew I liked him, like him more now. Lucky to have him with the hometown Timberwolves.

  6. Hi Jimmy Butler. I certainly do not know much about you but one thing I do know…you have my utmost respect. I am truly amazed by the love you have for your parents. I can only state that you are a much better person than I am. I wish you well!

  7. Jimmy butler has a whole lot of forgiveness that I certainly would not have to both his mother and father! I truly admire him for this and many other reasons!

    By the way, I think he would make a wonderful addition to the Raptors and Kawhi Leonard! Jimmy,will you please think about this?

  8. People need to know the difference between parents and sperm donors it's a big difference and Jimmy Butler was out on his own and was adopted and I don't, if I abandoned my kid and he or she become a multi-millionaire it is their choice if they still want to deal with me or not but once you abandon your kid and leave them in the streets you have failed as a parent there is no excuse for that. Now you may have the option to come back as a friend but as a parent no I don't think so

  9. I see a lot of comments about his parents I'm sure there is a lot more to that story then you will get from a 4 minute clip of fun facts

  10. We all know if it was his dad who kicked him out we’d be saying a lot of shit about him. But because it’s his mom “he owes him for the 13 years”.


  12. When a mother says she doesn't like the look of a child, it simply means the kid looks just like the father who abandoned them. That happens more than most people think. Glad he overcame the odds and has no bitterness towards his parents or that would be a demon which would keep his joy and blessings away from him.

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