Jimmy Butler, Mark Wahlberg and the Chicago Bulls

Jimmy Butler, Mark Wahlberg and the Chicago Bulls
September 12, 2013, 9:15 am
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Tony Andracki

Mark Wahlberg has had quite the athletic career...in Hollywood, at least.

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The actor who played football's favorite underdog Vince Papale in "Invincible" and boxing legend Micky Ward in "The Fighter" is now getting his chance to showcase his athleticism on the hardwood.

Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler, who enjoyed a breakout season in 2012-13, tweeted and Instagrammed his account of a 1-on-1 game with Wahlberg at the Berto Center Wednesday night.



Butler allegedly won 7-6, which is probably a closer game than it should have been. As athletic as Wahlberg is, Butler is still a pro basketball player and has almost a foot on Wahlberg (6-foot-7 to 5-foot-8).

Then again, Butler also said he had 100 points, 100 rebounds, 100 steals, 100 blocks and 100 assists (in a 1-on-1 game??), so I don't think the numbers can be taken as gospel.

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Wahlberg is in Chicago to film the fourth "Transformers" movie.