In the National Basketball Association (NBA), one of America’s best basketball players – Jimmy Butler – plays the position of Shooting Guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He began his professional career in 2011 with the Chicago Bulls before joining the Minnesota Timberwolves. To date, he has risen to a very significant part of the sport, with various achievements that demonstrate his skill and hard work.
Jimmy Butler’s Biography and Age
The NBA star was born as Jimmy Butler III on September 14, 1989, in Houston, Texas. When he grew up, Butler had the world against him, because his father left the family when he was a toddler. His mother brought him to live with him for some time, only to kick him out when he was thirteen, simply because she didn’t like his looks.
Since he had no money or family, he continued to live with various friends as he made ends meet every day. To keep things afloat, Jimmy Butler was challenged by Jordan Leslie to a 3-point competition. This led to a friendship, and although Jordan’s family was large and had many children, there was still room for Jimmy, and so he got a new family. For Leslie’s mother, Michelle Lambert, all she wanted from him was to stay out of trouble because her children looked up to him.
Besides, his newly adopted mother also had a curfew for him, and he had to attend classes and get good grades. Jimmy attended Tomball High School, from where he transferred to Tyler Junior College, and then he received a sports scholarship to Marquette University.
He became popular mainly because of basketball, but his first love was actually football and his second love was baseball. However, it was the third, basketball, that he married. He started playing sports since he was a child. When he settled into his new family in the upper school, he blossomed more in sports and it became clear that he had a future there.
With a great high school career, Jimmy Butler made the transition to an even better college career that caught the bull’s eye when he decided to enter the 2011 NBA Draft. He was selected with the 30th overall selection and started a career that would see him on the team until 2017. During his time on the team, he was named the NBA Most Improved Player of 2015, and from 2015 to 2018 he was named the NBA All-Star.
In 2017, Butler was transferred to the Minnesota Timberwolves, with whom he still plays. He made it in 2017 and 2018 in two All-NBA Third Teams and from 2015 to 2018 in 4 NBA All-Stars.
In 2016 he represented the United States in men’s basketball at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The American team won the gold medal at the tournament.
Mom, Dad, Girlfriend, and Wife
While there are conspiracy theories on social media about how Michael Jordan might actually be the father of Jimmy Butler, the fact is that there are no facts to support this. What is known is that his father left him when he was a toddler and that his mother is Londa Butler.
According to this, the first person that comes to his mind as a mother is Michelle Lambert, who is also the mother of Leslie Jordan when she took him in. Yet he did not hold a grudge against his birth mother or even his father, whom he supposedly still loves.
Butler has no wife and has never been married. But he had gone out with several women in the past. In 2016 he was associated with the actress Shay Mitchell, with whom he was seen on numerous occasions. However, their relationship did not last long before it came to an end. Before Shay Mitchell, he had a relationship with Charmaine Piula in 2015.
At present, it is not known who he is seeing, as he prefers to keep this part of his life away from the public.
When he left home at the age of 13, Butler had neither a place to sleep nor money. Years later, not only did he become very successful as an NBA player, but he also has net assets estimated at $34 million. Well, I guess his “unappealing looks (to his mother)” never stood in the way of his NBA success.
Height and Weight
Just like most stars in the NBA, Jimmy Butler is a man of good height and build. He stands at a massive height of 203 cm (6 feet 8 inches) while his body weight is 101 kg (222 lbs).