Skip to main content

Jimmy Butler spends a day with teenager battling cancer

Butler will be featured with the youngest on an episode of "My Wish" on ESPN.

Regardless of where Jimmy Butler plays in the future, the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star is still proving to be an incredible humanitarian. 

Butler posted a 56-second video to his social media channels of him and a young kid playing air guitars and singing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band. 

The youngster Butler is with is Ethan Whitney, a 16-year-old from Appleton, Wisconsin who meets Butler through Make-A-Wish. Whitney is fighting B-cell lymphoma

The full segment featuring Butler with Whitney will debut on ESPN's SportsCenter at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19. The feature will show Butler playing basketball with Whitney, along with games of paintball, dominoes and building robots. 

There's been a lot of negativity about Butler in the national headlines of late, including an article out of Chicago that said Butler has no plans to stay in Minnesota beyond next season. 

Butler recently turned down a $100+ million contract extension from the Wolves, largely because he can make far more money as a free agent next summer. 

Next Up

Police tape

3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights

Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.

fire, firefighter

Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire

Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.

ambulance

1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Image (1)

School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo

None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.

Richfield High School

Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting

Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 10.21.38 PM

Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube

Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.

J. Gordon

K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop

A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 5.20.08 PM

Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student

The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.

court room

Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others

The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.

Federal court house

Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation

The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.

Related

Jimmy Butler rumors heating up again after days of quiet

Butler, per a report, is still working out in Minneapolis.

Fan heckles Jimmy Butler at Minneapolis gym

Plus, the latest rumors about a potential Butler trade.

Jimmy Butler says 'it's all about being wanted and winning'

Butler can become a free agent after the 2018-19 season.

Jimmy Butler to ESPN: 'I was brutally honest'

Butler claims he told Thibodeau of his wish to be traded four days after last season ended.

Bulls reporters think Butler, Irving, and a 3rd star will join forces

Another insider thinks Butler will be teaming up with Irving.

Wolves' Jimmy Butler makes NBA All-Defensive team

Butler led the Wolves in defensive win shares by a lot.