Wine in hand, Butler attempted to answer his own question by talking about his ambitions and, more insightfully, all the things he loves.
First and foremost, Jimmy Butler loves his daughter. He can’t get enough of her. She taught him that unconditional love exists, even though she sometimes slaps him in the morning. Being away from her in the bubble was difficult, and he makes up for lost time and wants to be the best role model he can be for her. “I have to make sure the women are at the same level as the men now because that’s what I’m going to teach him,” he says. “Anything a man can do, you can do. With my blood flowing through your veins, no one intimidates us, regardless of the color of their skin, whether it’s a man, a woman, their size, their speed. We do not care. You are going to be the best.
Jimmy Butler loves being from Texas. Although people often think he is from Houston, he is quick to correct them and say that he is from the Tomball suburb and is proud of it. He considers himself a country boy – the boots in this ad weren’t just for show.
Which brings us to another thing Jimmy Butler loves: “I love country music, man,” Butler said. “I love the people who sing the music, how family oriented they are.” He told me to check out the latest album by his new favorite country artist, Filmore.
Jimmy Butler is also clearly fond of wine. He prefers red, and I assumed it was Dwyane Wade, another famous wine drinker, who introduced him to it, but he said it was actually Wahlberg who handed him his first drink. “It was September 13, 2013,” Butler recalls. “I know that date because it was the day before my birthday and I was in Chicago.” Wahlberg was there, filming a Transformers suite, and invited Butler to the set. At that point, said Butler, “I’ve never drunk wine before.”
He admitted that at university he only drank strong alcohol. I was surprised, but his ignorance of wine was understandable. I was the same way. We’ve both associated wine with a different lifestyle and wealthy people who didn’t grow up in the same socio-economic environment as us.
“[Mark] was like, ‘Hey, are you drinking wine?’ Butler continued. “I’m like, ‘Hell no. I don’t drink wine. So I look around and all eyes are on me, and then someone I was from the Bulls with nudged me. The nudge at me meant, like, ‘Yo, sure you drink wine. Mark Wahlberg offers you wine! “Butler tried to play cool. “’Yeah, I’m drinking. I drink wine here and there, ”he says. Wahlberg poured him a glass of Sassicaia 2010 and Butler was like, “You know what? It’s not so bad. “