Jimmy Butler joins CTL
Tue, 29 Jan 2013|
Jimmy Butler breaks down his hot streak with the Chicago Tribune Live panel on Tuesday - 1/29
We welcome Jimmy Butler has been played great basketball for the Bulls to Chicago Tribune live. Jimmy nineteen points law's been banged up and you have stepped in and did just outstanding. -- your confidence level right now after playing as well as -- half. It's great so. I've been playing assume both on my teammates say some coaches say so. It makes it easier to do it on on -- night to -- -- but more than anything. One in my play I feel like a lot of the credit goes to my teammates because they're constantly tell me how great job on doing. And just keep going -- just keep trying to get better so I think that's my that's my job is to keep working to keep trying to get better. You have had a meteoric rise coming out of high school you know we're talking up the air you come out of a small town of -- Texas. And you got Sam Houston State schools at that level you go to a junior college and now you end up it. Mark -- had Kentucky Clemson in Texas CNN and all these schools. Then you're drafted by the Bulls not your starting out one of the best teams in the NBA in a real factor in the games talk about where you are today where you are maybe when you were seventeen years old. Oh where I am today I'm in Chicago 70000 golf ball and -- draws its own boss knew it was a dream to give that a put on -- major reason not -- -- for the Chicago bull in the history that this organization has -- Drawn out man it's crazy talk to your Brothers -- -- -- and night watching the -- yourself. About Manny it's -- -- -- five -- I wanna be played against the Hokies in the bonds. You watch him on TV but. It's just a blessing of him to suit up against them is in and play against them and beyond their growth on the Angels you know I like those also have great players and and it's. It's amazing it's a blessing solid this something that you dream about until you work hard enough and making. What is it like playing for Tom Thibodeau because your team has had some huge wins in -- Beating the Lakers beating Miami not to mention three times over the next what is he like date. The day for you to deal west. He's. And -- it went -- yes it is these these are about winning these are about his team I guess and everybody isn't on this team right now wanna win. We don't care of ourselves it is -- about team a group effort and everything that we do so it's easy to have a -- -- him you know he's -- hard nosed. Defender and can give your creative on offense is going to go down and you do expose on the defense event. I think that's a big part of him being a leader of our team lonely days. Lou and our other guys because of what we're always find the next guy first Rollins for the team first. At the start of the year I look -- York team I used to coach I think I know a little bit about basketball and I said. They'll be okay -- win. 4344. Games tops until they get Derek back and then maybe Arab -- team but still going to be a tough season to maybe trying to hit championship dreams. And here we sit now -- January the twenty ninth. And you guys are one of the better teams in the east the -- Derrick comes back you have a legit chance to make a run in the playoffs. Why are you guys so much better than a lot of -- gave you credit for. I think because we hear one thing from coach on data bases and and that is we have more than enough to win with so. This is decide if you hear -- enough. You know you start to believe -- you -- did you can make it to the NBA you can make it to the NBA. Investments in sought to believe me he's gonna start working towards that goal towards a -- I feel like death so we hear every day from the coaches from our organization from ourselves. We know that we can over a team and we just sort of hold it together today I did back when he gets back. -- hit the streets run. Do you -- Have any interested dreams of playing in the rookie sophomore game. Is the all star game something that motivates you down the road because you are playing exceptionally well that rookie sophomore game should be something you would be involved in. I hear a lot about lately from. My teammates thin and the family invited. Tell -- to read I think of guys that power a little big of how to win a championship for the Chicago Bulls up I guess what everybody on our team wants. I feel like all star weekend that's individual game. Yet you find going to be wrong but it. Outside and take everything one day at a time went on so we can get to a five minute I love to participate but I think that. I like to take away their time more about -- a lot about the outcome of that. -- before we let -- -- what is the ceiling for you where do you see yourself you said. That you said your brother's watching a movie I wanna be plane -- the Kobe and LeBron to five years where do you see yourself. 345. Years down the road because you have really improved over the first one and a half seasons in the end yet. That's a good question I have no idea I notify us now working. I won't get any better so my job is to keep working as -- wanna do I want us. I want to do to help his team insinuate that I can and so I'm never felt working pharmacy goes I have no idea -- this. Going to be fun to watch -- a good day for me for all the fans out there.