Is Jimmy Butler really Michael Jordan’s son?
Following Jimmy Butler’s outstanding performance in leading the Miami Heat to eliminate the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, many are drawing comparisons between him and Michael Jordan.
However, along with this comes a bizarre rumor that Butler is Jordan’s son, which is once again gaining traction on social media platforms such as TikTok and Twitter. Despite the fact that this rumor has no basis in fact, it continues to spread across the internet due to Butler’s impressive gameplay during the playoffs.
Butler’s family history is just one part of the story. His father left when he was young, and his mother even kicked him out of the house.
Despite these hardships, Jimmy Butler remains in contact with both his parents. The rumor about Butler being Jordan’s son originated back in 2016 and was based on a false report that Jordan had an unidentified son.
Jordan has never acknowledged any illegitimate child, and the irony of this particular rumor is that Butler wasn’t even born until the year after the alleged child in question. But that’s what the internet does, it recycles the same stories over and over again.
Check out all the internet fun below:
Look how similar Michael Jordan and Jimmy Butler look. Could the conspiracy theory of MJ being Jimmy's dad be true? pic.twitter.com/905dORiMFB
— Noah Klemme (@KlemmeNFL) May 25, 2023
Jimmy Butler’s mentality is cut from the same cloth as Kobe & Michael Jordan pic.twitter.com/DjcAzBMc3j
— Die-Hard Chicago Bulls Fans (@DieHardCBfans) May 30, 2023
Michael Jordan listening to y’all compare him to Jimmy Butler: pic.twitter.com/poPhPcSni1
— EMO-SLATT (@creamxslime) May 29, 2023
Le saviez vous ?
1/ Jimmy Butler est potentiellement le fils de michael Jordan. Née en 1989 Jimmy butler a était abandonné par son père des ca naissance puis par ca mère a l’âge de 13 ans et ça mère toucher des pensions de la part du père jusqu’à que la mère la abandonné. https://t.co/Rvg5yOkJnK pic.twitter.com/QKMM8Fqeqh
— ?? (@chaddi_mk78) May 24, 2023
Bald Jimmy Butler looks IDENTICAL to Michael Jordan ? pic.twitter.com/cdTaSZydeV
— Buhownz ? (@Demar305) May 21, 2023
— UselessInFact (@UselessInFact) May 23, 2023
I don’t ever want to see a meme comparing Jimmy Butler to Michael Jordan again.
— Mark Gunnels (@MarkAGunnels) May 28, 2023
It is wild that current and former NBA players actually buy into the Jimmy Butler/Michael Jordan talks. pic.twitter.com/TWZLh1iPum
— Austin Konenski (@Austin_Kone05) May 22, 2023
Jimmy Butler is the son of Michael Jordan! pic.twitter.com/erhnq0t9Wo
— HangTime (@HanginHeadlines) May 22, 2023
Beat every eastern team as an 8th seed with no Tyler Hero. Up 3-0 in the conference against the Celtics despite having a 3% chance to win. Jimmy Butler is Michael Jordan’s son CONFIRMED. pic.twitter.com/eb7Vky0JyZ
— Ilays (@Afaggaal) May 22, 2023
Jimmy Butler is Michael Jordan’s son.
— Marselis Scott (@MarselisScott) May 21, 2023
When it comes to Jimmy Butler
Michael Jordan you are NOT the father pic.twitter.com/MlSjuRGrX2
— ZDS (@IWZ__22) May 28, 2023
Jimmy Butler is Michael Jordan’s son. Look into it. Trust me bro ? https://t.co/cOxMJudE1c
— Sole Sacrifice (@Sole_Sacrifice) May 23, 2023
i would like to thank michael jordan for creating jimmy butler and giving us caleb martin for free ?? thank you goat
— himmy butler jr. (@saintjorgie) May 30, 2023
I think I’m going to support the conspiracy theory that Jimmy Butler is Michael Jordan’s son. I don’t have much else going on right now except work and family. pic.twitter.com/dWL7tWuOX4
— lisa (@ItsOnly1Lisa) May 26, 2023
Jimmy Butler is Michael Jordan’s son
You can’t convince me otherwise anymore. You don’t need a DNA test the way he’s playing pic.twitter.com/S6Jg4IvRy6
— DPBbet (@DPBbet) May 22, 2023
#JimmyButler pulled a Mark Messier. Felt the pressure, called the victory, and back in the Finals. Maybe Michael Jordan is his father after-all!!! #NBA #NBAPlayoffs #NBATwitter pic.twitter.com/4ejoJfVYiZ
— Blake Harris (@blakemharris) May 30, 2023
Jimmy Butler started playing like Michael Jordan’s actual son ? pic.twitter.com/aoSd1irGQo
— Mihailo (@SerbianMamba_) May 28, 2023
Jimmy Butler in Game 6 to close out the series:
Michael Jordan's son is looking like Anthony Bennett's son! ? pic.twitter.com/m174gKN7CJ
— ? (@JJETSFAN) May 28, 2023
My favorite sports conspiracy theory is that Jimmy Butler is Michael Jordan's son.
They look and act so much alike ?? pic.twitter.com/wpvk6czA5U
— Edward D (@EdwardJacksonD) May 30, 2023