Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler admits rocking out to Taylor Swift | Inquirer Sports

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler admits rocking out to Taylor Swift

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:36 PM March 11, 2015

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Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, bottom. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Every NBA player needs music to pump him up.

And most NBA Players’ playlist consist of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Tupac, DMX and Taylor Swift.


Wait? Taylor Swift?


Well, for Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler pop-country superstar Taylow Swift is his artist of choice, that’s what ProBasketballTalk of NBC Sports said in a report.

“I get my own playlist in warmups sometimes,” Butler told ProBasketballTalk. “My teammates don’t like it very much because it’s country music, but they get over it.”

Butler has been the unquestioned leader of the Bulls in Derrick Rose’s absence and with that leadership role comes perks, including access to the team’s music during warmups.

READ: Bulls’ Derrick Rose out again with knee injury, needs surgery

To no surprise, Butler’s oversized grown-men teammates do not approve of the shooting guard’s, uhm, musical taste.

“I like Taylor Swift,” Butler said. “I like music as a whole, but her music is kinda catchy.”


“I like country music. I listen to a little hip-hop. But I try to listen to people I’ve gained relationships with over the years, so whether it’s Ludacris or Lee Brice or Jason Aldean, whoever it is I try to support them just like they support me.”

Just shake it off Jimmy. Shake it off.

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