Balling Butler bullying his way to the top
Jimmy Butler has received a lot of praise and comparison to Bulls and NBA legend Michael Jordan, because of his outstanding and ‘MVP-like’ displays so far this season.
It has been a wonderful season so far for the 2014-15 NBA Most Improved player, his performances has seen him equal and brake some of Michael Jordan’s records.
Jimmy Butler is not just only on his way to become a Bulls’ great if he continues this way and the top best thing out of Chicago in a long while as touching Basketball, he is also on a steady path to become the next MVP from Bulls since Derick Rose in 2011.
I think Steph Curry, James Harden, Lebron James and other MVP hopefuls need to take him seriously as he is gradually bullying his way to the top.
Here is a by-the-numbers look into his historic performance in Chicago Bulls 115-111 OT victory over Philadelphia 76ers:
2 – Only two players have had at least 50 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a game for the Bulls over the past 30 seasons: Jimmy Butler and Michael Jordan.
3 – Butler scored at least 40 points in a game for the third time. He is tied for third in Bulls history for the most 40-point games.
4 – The four highest-scoring games of Butler’s career have all occurred this season.
5 – This is the fifth occurrence of a player putting up at least 50 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals over the past 30 seasons. Most recent wasDwyane Wade in March 2009 against the Utah Jazz.
19 – As a team, the rest of the Bulls took 19 fewer free throws than Jimmy Butler.
21 – Butler made 21 of his 25 free throws. Only two players have made more than 20 free throws in a single game in Bulls history: Jimmy Butler and Michael Jordan.
53 – Butler scored a career-high 53 points. It is tied for the NBA season-high with Stephen Curry.
93 – In the past three halves that Butler has played without Derrick Rose, he has scored 93 points.