Who is Jimmy Butler?
Jimmy Butler or Jimmy Butler III born on September 14, 1989, is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler Junior College, he transferred to Marquette University. He was drafted with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Nicknamed “Jimmy Buckets“, Butler is a five-time NBA All-Star, a four-time All-NBA Team honoree and a five-time NBA All-Defensive Team honoree. In 2015, he was named the NBA Most Improved Player.
Did Jimmy Butler hook up with Rachel Nichols?
On Monday, July 5, Rachel Nichols apologized to ESPN colleague Maria Taylor on air after a leaked clip revealed Nichols complaining about Taylor, who is Black, getting 2020 NBA Finals hosting gig because of her “diversity.” Now after this controversy sparked, the Internet is once again talking about an old rumor which was about Nichols and NBA star Jimmy Butler, suggesting that an alleged sex tape of the duo was leaked from the NBA Bubble hotel room.
Jordan Thrilla reported that last year there was a rumor claiming that a security guard went to Butler’s hotel room after hearing a thumping sound from his room. At that time all the players of the team were supposed to be in quarantine. The website reported, “Rumor has it those thumping sounds were Jimmy Butler smashing Rachel Nichols at NBA bubble in his hotel room.” It was reported that the incident allegedly happened after the journalist took Butler’s interview for ESPN. Even though the rumor was never confirmed, the Internet brought this up and slammed Nichols for it.
Jimmy Butler Biography, Wiki
Butler is a fan of country music and was featured in the music video of the country song “Light It Up” by Luke Bryan. He is good friends with Mark Wahlberg, whom he met while Wahlberg was filming Transformers: Age of Extinction in Chicago. The two have vacationed in Paris together.
Butler became a fan of soccer during the 2016 Summer Olympics, after watching Neymar Jr. play for Brazil. He cites Paris Saint Germain as his favourite team and Neymar as his favourite player.
Butler and his girlfriend have a daughter. He missed the first three games of the 2019–20 NBA season due to the birth of his daughter.
In the NBA Bubble, Butler opened his own coffee shop, which he operates out of his hotel room using his French press coffee brewer, charging $20 per cup.
Born in Houston, Texas, Butler’s 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.” He then bounced between the homes of various friends, staying for a few weeks at a time before moving to another house. Despite this Butler maintains a close relationship with his parents, saying, “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.”
|Born||September 14, 1989 (age 31)|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Tomball (Tomball, Texas)|
|College||Tyler JC (2007–2008), Marquette (2008–2011)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30th overall Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
Jimmy Butler’s Basketball Career
High School Career
Butler was voted by his Tomball peers, as Tomball most valuable player. After high school, Butler was not considered as a notable recruit, he went on to attend Tyler Junior College.
Butler put up a good performance in his first year at Tyler Junior College, which generated interest from Division I teams. He was ranked the 127th junior college prospect in 2008 while being regarded as a two-star recruit by 247sports. Butler was then offered a scholarship by Marquette University which he accepted. He continued in good form at Marquette, which saw him promoted to the starting lineup in his junior season. In his junior season, Butler also received an All-Big East Honorable Mention. The next season, he participated in the NCAA tournament for the 5th successive time, he also received an All-Big East Honorable Mention for the second successive time.
Career highlights and awards
- 5× NBA All-Star (2015–2018, 2020)
- 4× All-NBA Third Team (2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)
- 5× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014–2016, 2018, 2021)
- NBA Most Improved Player (2015)
- NBA steals leader (2021)
Jimmy Butler’s NBA Stats