Jimmy Butler might be an NBA star today, but the road to his success wasn’t easy at all. Let alone all obstacles a basketball player has to face to get into NBA, Jimmy was even kicked out of home by his mother when he was just 13. And Jimmy’s dad? He was never in the scene.
So, who are Jimmy Butler’s parents? Get to know them better as this article proceeds.
Who Are Jimmy Butler Parents?
Jimmy Butler’s parents are Londa Butler and Jimmy Butler Jr.
Reportedly, Jimmy’s dad abandoned the family when he was only an infant. So, his mother raised him all on her own. And as Jimmy turned 13, Londa had enough of her son’s behavior and kicked him out of the house saying, “I don’t like the look of you. You gotta go.”
Jimmy then went on to stay at friends’ houses, and eventually found a permanent home with the family of a high school pal, Jordan Leslie.
Fast forward to 2022, when this news blew up, fans then came up with a theory that Jimmy might be Michael Jordan’s son. How? Well, there’s Jimmy’s tremendous durability on the court with smart play-making, quick reflexes, and an ability to adapt in pressurized situations, which matched a lot to that of the NBA legend.
And also, there’s the news about Jordan’s illegitimate child reported in 1988, which is also the year of Jimmy’s birth. Furthermore, it was reported that Jordan’s son also grew up in Georgia (not Houston, Texas), where Jimmy was born and raised.
Meet Jimmy Butler Jr, Jimmy Butler Dad
Jimmy Butler’s dad is a mystery. All we know about him is that his name is Jimmy Butler Jr, and the basketball star doesn’t remember much of him.
Also, do keep in mind that the theory about Jimmy being Michael Jordan’s illegitimate child is still unsolved.
Meet Londa Butler, Jimmy Butler Mom
Jimmy Butler’s mom who kicked him out of the home when he was 13 is named Londa Butler.
However, that’s all in the past now. Jimmy and his mother have long reconciled and they are “on great terms now.” Infact, the two just spent time together in Tomball 2021.
Londa Butler Age
Londa Butler was reportedly born on October 10, 1958. That made her 63 years of age in 2022.
Also, this means Londa was 30 years of age when she had Jimmy.
Londa Butler Job
Londa Butler is a free soul. She described her job as “doing what makes me happy at being myself and loving It.”
As for her education, she graduated from Tomball High School in 1980 and later attended Tomball Lonestar College.
Londa Butler On Instagram?
Find Londa on Instgram @londa.butler.58. Most of her posts then featured inspirational quotes.
Also, here are her Facebook accounts — @londa.butler.58 and @londa.butler.58.
Who Are Jimmy Butler Surrogate Parents?
Jimmy’s surrogate parents are Michelle and Michael Lambert. They are Jordan Leslie’s parents who welcomed Jimmy after he was kicked out of his home.
Looking back, at the time Jimmy was bouncing back and forth between the homes of his friends. So, Jordan (who was also a freshman at Tomball High School) talked to his family and welcomed Jimmy permanently.
According to Jimmy, his surrogate parents (who had 7 kids) asked him to be a role model for others by getting good grades, doing chores, and behaving well. “They accepted me into their family. And it wasn’t because of basketball. She was just very loving. She just did stuff like that. I couldn’t believe it,” Jimmy talked about Michelle.
As for Michelle, she explained, “I told him my kids looked up to him. He had to stay out of trouble. Work hard in school. He had to set an example. And you know what? Jimmy did it. Anything I asked him to do, he did it without asking questions.”
To this day, Jimmy is grateful for the Lamberts and appreciates everything they’ve done for him.
In case you didn’t know, Jordan Leslie, who welcomed Jimmy, went on to become a football wide receiver who signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2015.
How Many Kids Do Jimmy Butler Parents Have?
Unfortunately, we don’t know the exact number of kids Jimmy’s parents share. However, it was reported that they have more than one child.
Were Jimmy Butler Parents Ever Married?
Yes, Jimmy’s parents were likely married at one point. Their relationship ended in the early 2000s.
We’ve no idea if Jimmy’s mother ever remarried or not. But as per her FB, she was single in 2022.
What Is Jimmy Butler Parents Nationality?
Jimmy’s parents flaunt American nationality.
His mother Londa hails from Tomball, Texas, and resided there as of 2022.
How Tall Are Jimmy Butler Parents?
Jimmy’s mother appears taller than 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm), while his dad’s a mystery.
As for Jimmy, he is towering at 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm).
But back in 2018, he was listed to be 6 feet 8 inches (203 cm), which was updated later.