Jimmy Butler finds a new home, hope

Homeless as a teen, Jimmy Butler lives out his hoop dreams with a new family

Originally Published: June 18, 2011
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

"I don't like the look of you. You gotta go."

Those were the last words Jimmy Butler says he remembers his mother saying to him before, according to his recollection, she kicked him to the curb.

He was 13 years old. There was no family to run to. No place to call home. No money in his pocket.

Most kids his age are concerned with school, sports, girls. Butler was just trying to survive. Alone.

Butler pauses as he speaks to me from a hotel room in Cleveland. He sounds ...

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