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Jimmy Butler doesnt seem interested in joining the Lakers

Jimmy Butler doesnt seem interested in joining the Lakers
Published On: Fri, Jun 02
Apr 13, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) dribbles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Theres going to be a lot of rumors surrounding Jimmy Butler and trades as the NBA offseason gets going next month. Butler himself was subjected to a never-ending cycle of rumors leading up to Februarys trade deadline.

The situation with Butler and his Chicago Bulls team doesnt seem to be resolved at all right now. In fact, Butler himself demanded a meeting with the Bulls organization to discuss the direction of the team after they were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Butler pretty much displayed no interest in joining the Los Angeles Lakers.

Everywhere I go, especially here in LA, everybody goes oh hes coming to the Lakers, hes in LA,' Butler said.

At that point, the Kimmel offered a follow-up question.

Youre not coming to the Lakers? Why arent you coming to the Lakers? Kimmel said.

Butlers response couldnt have been more clear.

Because I love Chicago so very much, the All-Star said in response. They took a chance on me in 2011 with the 30th pick so Im forever grateful for that.

Surely Butler isnt going to go in front of a national television audience and declare that he wants to play for the Lakers. Thats not how it works. All the jokes in the interview aside, it sure looks like Butler is not really interested in joining the Lakers rebuild with new president Magic Johnson calling the shots.

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