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Jimmy Butler Just Gave Out His Phone Number, But You Might Have A Hard Time Getting Through

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 29, 2017 6:59PM

Jimmy Butler, looking good in that old Bulls uni / Getty Images / Photo: Michael Reaves

Jimmy Butler is no longer a Chicago Bull, but he's still repping the 773.

In Butler's first press conference with his new team, the Minnesota Timberwolves (that's still tough to type), the already-much-missed former fan favorite took what we think is an unprecedented response when he was asked about whether or not he's frustrated with critics.

Butler's reply:

"It's not frustrating. It's expected. Somebody's gotta take the blame. I'll be that guy. I'm OK with it. I'm fine. Everybody is entitled to their opinion. With that being said, my phone is in my back pocket right now. Whoever has anything to say to me, feel free.


If you want an interview, there you have it. Please do."

Here's a bit of the video:

We took Butler up on his request and dialed, as presumably thousands have. We're told that particular wireless customer is not available at this time, and all circuits are busy—as you might have suspected. Some fleet-fingered callers were however able to reach what's apparently Butler's voicemail. "If you got any beef, definitely leave a message," goes the message.

Even if Jimmy isn't able to return our text, it's another perfect example of why he's already missed in Chicago. But if you need more evidence, you can check out this and this.

[H/T Deadspin]