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Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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By Outside Shot Staff

Teen Asks Jimmy Butler to Prom Via YouTube Video

Teen Asks Jimmy Butler to Prom Via YouTube Video

A Chicago Bulls fan is hoping one player will make her prom dreams come true. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Jimmy Butler Pranks Fans in Illinois Lottery Commercial

Jimmy Butler Pranks Fans in Illinois Lottery Commercial

The commercial was filmed to promote the Illinois Lottery’s newest app for the iPhone and Android Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 9:37 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Thibodeau Thinks Butler Deserves All-Defense Nod

Thibodeau Thinks Butler Deserves All-Defense Nod

"I don’t know if it gets much better than him on the perimeter." --Tom Thibodeau on Jimmy Butler Read »

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Butler Won't "Back Down" from LeBron James

Butler Won't

"I just want to prove to everybody that the little kid from Tomball deserves a spot in the NBA.” --Jimmy Butler Read »

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 9:51 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Butler Sits Against Miami With Rib Injury

Butler Sits Against Miami With Rib Injury

"I just have to get comfortable moving and breathing normal again. But it damn sure hurts." --Jimmy Butler Read »

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Scuffle With Johnson Shines Light on Butler's Mentality

Scuffle With Johnson Shines Light on Butler's Mentality

"I feel like any time I go against that guy, I try extremely hard not to let him have a basket." --Jimmy Butler Read »

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Butler is Quietly Breaking Out of Offensive Slump

Butler is Quietly Breaking Out of Offensive Slump

“You knew he was going to come around. Jimmy is a real hard worker." --Joakim Noah Read »

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Thibodeau: Mental Mistakes Cost Bulls Against Timberwolves

Thibodeau: Mental Mistakes Cost Bulls Against Timberwolves

"We’ve got to play hard the whole game, from start to finish. And we’ve got to play as a team; we’ve got to play for each other." --Tom Thibodeau Read »

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Butler Confident He'll Break Out of Slump

Butler Confident He'll Break Out of Slump

“This is the roughest patch I can remember." --Jimmy Butler Read »

Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 12:45 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Butler Struggling Since Breaking Bulls Record for Minutes

Butler Struggling Since Breaking Bulls Record for Minutes

"I'm playing terrible," --Jimmy Butler Read »

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Bryan Crawford Bryan Crawford was born and raised in Englewood on Chicago's South Side. His grasp of of the game came from playing all over the city and suburbs as a kid and watching Michael Jordan perform with the Bulls. He has written for SLAM Magazine, SLAMonline, RedEye, The Sports Fan Journal and is a weekly guest radio host on the Jarrett Payton Show. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanCraw4D