Jimmy was born on September 14, 1989 (age 28) in Houston, Texas. He is 6 ft 8 in (2.03) having 236lb (107 kg) weight. He is placed as the shooting guard or small forward in the basketball court. Jimmy is a country fan, he loves country music and loves the country lifestyle. He is also featured in music videos of country song. Presently he is no. 23 in Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jimmy without a doubt is one of the most prominent American basketball player. At his early teenage, his mother kicked him off the house saying she didn't like him. He had no home at all as his father had already left him, when he was a child. Few weeks passed moving from house of one friend to another. He had to live a life of an orphan when he should have been enjoying his teenage.
Butler started playing at his high school in Tomball, Texas. Before his senior year at Tomball High School, he met his first true friend Jordan Leslie who helped him in all possible ways. Jimmy stared visiting his friend's house and in no time, Leslie's mother being a single mother with 6 children accepted Jimmy as her 7th one, not because of his successful basketball but because the entire family loved Jimmy.
Although Jimmy was one of the most valuable player of his high school team he was not recruited by anyone. Later, he started studying at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas (2007–2008). He was successful in achieving an athletic scholarship to attend Marquette (2008–2011). Jimmy participated in many tournaments and was honored twice.
Throughout his life, Jimmy was told that he was not good enough and this made him work very hard. He did not attend any phone calls, sought entertainment or lavish meals. All he focused on are only ruthless workouts, two days of continues workout and this turned the dark pages of his book.
In 2011, Jimmy’s golden days started. He was selected with the 30th overall pick by the NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Butler has to sign a rookie scale contract in 2011-2012 he appeared in 42 games. In 2012, the contract was further extended 2013-2014 season. Luol Deng the NBA team leader that year was injured and this gave Jimmy more minutes in the court, which was a golden chance for his career.
In 2014, the rookie was further extended to the fourth year 2014-2015 season. On June 2nd 2014, he was named to the NBA ALL-Defensive second team. In July 2015, Butler was again signed by the Bull for 5 years. In 2017, Minnesota Timberwolves exchanged few his players with Bulls and got Jimmy. Thus, Jimmy is playing for Minnesota Timberwolves since 2017. Jimmy's net worth is more than $2 million.
Last Modified: 29 May, 2018