Jimmy Butler Drives a Swagger Wagon

 

What kind of car does Jimmy Butler Drive?

Jimmy Butler is the subject of Lee Jenkins’ latest profile for Sports Illustrated, entitled Don’t Try to Change Jimmy Butler

Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated profiles former Chicago Bulls forward (and Marquette alum) Jimmy Butler to discuss, among other things, the NBA All Star’s move to Minnesota, his passionate off-season training and his notorious fondness for country music. The profile provides insight into Jimmy’s mind–shedding light on his struggle to reconcile the past and the present; one a life of luxurious wealth, the other a life fraught with uncertainty and strife. This is best illustrated at the beginning of the piece: 

Most hoop elites are identified by no more than two syllables: LeBron. KD. Steph. Russ. Kawhi. CP. Beard. “I’m always Jimmybutler,” he muses. The formality suits him, a superstar who used to be a sideman and still grapples with the transition. “How is a star treated?” he wonders. “I don’t know. I’m learning like everyone else, and it’s a helluva curve.” Butler flies in a Gulfstream but drives a Toyota minivan with a baby on board sticker across the back, even though he is single with no children.

At the end of the profile, the subject of Butler’s minivan pops up again. Jenkins notes that while Butler trains in Malibu, California over the summer, he drives a Rolls Royce and not a Toyota: 

The Rolls gleams in the parking lot. The minivan is back in Minnesota. “I miss it,” Butler says. “Unfortunately, we have to use this thing just a little longer.” He shrugs with the slightest hint of irony.

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Obviously we’d choose the Toyota Sienna…

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Cars.com 2015 American-Made Index

Toyota takes the top slots!

From Cars.com:

Cars with at least 75 percent domestic content are becoming an endangered species, and for the first time in the American-Made Index’s nine-year history, the list has fewer than 10 cars.  Cars.com’s American-Made Index recognizes cars that are built here, have a high percentage of domestic parts and are bought in large numbers by American consumers.

American Made

 

For the full list of American-made cars, click here.