Jimmy Butler stands to receive the Eastern Conference Championship trophy.
Jimmy Butler stands to receive the Eastern Conference Championship trophy. Image Credits : (@jimmybutler)

Born on the outskirts of Houston, Jimmy Butler had the support of his loving family that leads to him becoming an NBA All-Star, but not by his birth parents.
The Miami Heats player never knew how father growing up, and his biological mother wasn’t very nurturing either. This was his harsh reality. However, he chose to never be a victim of his circumstances. During late middle school and early high school, he went couch hoping for one friend or teammate’s house to another. Then a freshman, Jordan Leslie, now a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, changed his life. The two hit it off and became close. Jordan’s mom, Michelle Lambert, accepted Jimmy with open arms. She already had 7 children in the family but was able to give him the home he deserved.
After being homeless as a child, Jimmy Butler went on to become an NBA Star. He was selected in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. He was then traded to Minnesota, Philadelphia, and is now leading Miami to the Finals.
The Heat reached the championship series playing from down under as the Eastern Conference’s No. 5 seed. They emerged by toppling the Pavers, Bucks, and the Celtics to the tune of a 12-3 record in these playoffs.
Many underestimated Butler at each stage of his NBA development. At 31, he may not be Heat’s best player for long, but he is their ‘alpha’ and has led the team father than Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Blake Griffin, Paul George, and several others consisted more skilled of team-oriented.
He has appeared in 523 NBA games during his eight-year career and has averaged 16.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.57 steals, and 32.9 minutes while shooting 45.4 percent from the floor, 34.1 percent from behind the arc, and 83.5 percent from the foul line.