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.
"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:
Jimmy Butler: "Everybody's entitled to their opinion. My phone's in my back pocket, whoever has anything to say to me feel free 773 899 6071 pic.twitter.com/qWXDHNr4OL— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 29, 2017
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.
this is the voicemail you get when you call the number jimmy butler gave out at his press conference pic.twitter.com/2pXIBQbRfS— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) June 29, 2017