55 Facts About Jimmy Butler


Jimmy Butler III was born on September 14,1989 and is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.


Jimmy Butler played one year of college basketball for Tyler Junior College before transferring to Marquette University.


Jimmy Butler was drafted with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.


Jimmy Butler was again traded in November 2018, this time to the Philadelphia 76ers.


Jimmy Butler's father abandoned the family when Butler was an infant.


Jimmy Butler was not heavily recruited coming out of high school and chose to attend Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas.


Jimmy Butler was selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.


Jimmy Butler averaged a career-high 38.7 minutes per game, which ranked first in the NBA.


On November 25,2014, Jimmy Butler tied a career high with 32 points in a loss to the Denver Nuggets.


On January 29,2015, Jimmy Butler was named a reserve for the Eastern Conference in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game.


On July 9,2015, Jimmy Butler re-signed with the Bulls to a five-year, $95 million contract.


Jimmy Butler had 10 rebounds and six assists while making 15-of-30 field goals and 21-of-25 free throws to help the Bulls snap a three-game losing streak.


Jimmy Butler became the first Bulls player to score 50 points since Jamal Crawford in 2004.


Jimmy Butler was voted to play in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, but the injury forced him to drop out, and he was replaced in the East team by teammate Pau Gasol.


Jimmy Butler finished 11 for 11 from the free-throw line and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Bulls overcame a seven-point deficit in the final three minutes.


Jimmy Butler was a point shy of his career high, which he got on January 14,2016, and scored 20 points in the first half and 17 in the game's final four minutes.


Jimmy Butler had 12 rebounds and six assists while shooting 21-of-22 from the free-throw line.


On January 19, Jimmy Butler was named a starter on the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.


Jimmy Butler subsequently finished with just three points on 1-for-13 shooting.


On June 22,2017, Jimmy Butler was traded, along with the rights to Justin Patton, to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to Lauri Markkanen.


Jimmy Butler chose to not play in the All-Star Game, prioritizing the stretch run of the season and thought the rest would benefit him.


Shortly before training camp in 2018, Jimmy Butler requested a trade from the Timberwolves, indicating he would not re-sign with the team in the 2019 off-season.


On November 12,2018, Jimmy Butler was traded, along with Justin Patton, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and a 2022 second-round draft pick.


On July 6,2019, Jimmy Butler signed with the Miami Heat via a sign and trade with the 76ers in a four-team trade.


On January 30,2020, Jimmy Butler was named to his fifth NBA All-Star Game.


In Game 3 of the 2020 NBA Finals, Jimmy Butler finished with 40 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists and became the third player in Finals history to record a 40+ point triple-double, joining LeBron James in 2015 and Jerry West with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1969.


Jimmy Butler became the first player to have more points, rebounds and assists in a Finals game than James, who finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.


In Game 5, Jimmy Butler had 35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, and 5 steals to become the first player to register 35+ points, 10+ rebounds, 10+ assists and 5+ steals in a Finals game.


Jimmy Butler is the second player to reach such stats in NBA playoff history after Gary Payton in 2000.


Jimmy Butler became the second player with multiple 30-point triple-doubles in the same Finals series, joining James in 2015.


Jimmy Butler became the sixth player with multiple triple-doubles in a Finals series along with James, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and Draymond Green.


Jimmy Butler became only the second player in a Finals series to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks, joining James in 2016.


Jimmy Butler finished the Finals averaging 26.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 9.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.


Jimmy Butler finished the regular season leading the league in steals with 2.1 steals per game.


In Game 4, Jimmy Butler recorded his third career playoff triple-double.


On January 23,2022, during a matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James, Jimmy Butler surpassed James for first place on the Heat all-time triple-doubles list.


On February 3, Jimmy Butler was named a reserve for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, making it his sixth career All-Star selection.


Jimmy Butler became only the third player in franchise history to have at least 45 points, five assists and five rebounds in a postseason game, joining James and Dwyane Wade.


Jimmy Butler became the fifth player since 1978 to have at least 45 points and zero turnovers in an NBA playoff game.


Jimmy Butler became the first player in NBA postseason history to meet all of those benchmarks since steals and blocks were first recorded in 1974.


Jimmy Butler posted his fifth career playoff game with 40 points on 60 percent shooting, and tied with Charles Barkley for third-most over the last 30 playoffs.


Jimmy Butler achieved the most 40-point, 5-rebound and 5-assist playoff games in Heat history with three, one more than James and Wade.


Jimmy Butler made 16 of 29 shots, including 4-of-8 from the three-point range and all 11 free throws.


Jimmy Butler became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1988 to have multiple games of at least 40 points and four steals in the same series.


Jimmy Butler had his eighth 30-point game of the postseason, making it the most in a single postseason by a Heat player since James in 2013, who had eight such games.


Jimmy Butler scored eight consecutive Heat points at the end of regulation just to get them into the extra session.


Jimmy Butler led the way going 23-of-23 from the free throw line, tying Dominique Wilkins for the second-most made free throws without a miss in NBA history.


Jimmy Butler moved to second place in 35+ point playoff games in Heat franchise history, surpassing LeBron James and trailing only Dwyane Wade.


Jimmy Butler became the first player in Heat history to put up back-to-back 40-point playoff games and put up his eighth 40-point playoff game as a member of the Heat, surpassing Dwyane Wade's previous Heat franchise record of seven 40-point playoff games.


In Games 4 and 5, Jimmy Butler amassed a total of 98 points, becoming one of five players in NBA playoff history to produce that many points in a two-game span.


Jimmy Butler joined Michael Jordan, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Rick Barry.


Jimmy Butler finished the series averaging 37.6 points, 6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game.


Jimmy Butler is a fan of country music and was featured in the music video of the country song "Light It Up" by Luke Bryan.


Jimmy Butler is good friends with Mark Wahlberg, whom he met while Wahlberg was filming Transformers: Age of Extinction in Chicago.


Jimmy Butler became a fan of soccer during the 2016 Summer Olympics, after watching Neymar Jr.