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The key takeaway from Jimmy Butler‘s introductory press convention with the Minnesota Timberwolves in June was that he willingly gave out his telephone quantity to critics and skeptics who cared to succeed in out to him.

Nicely, they did, they usually did so at an alarming fee.

“As soon as he received to the final digit, I might really feel my hip vibrate,” stated Ifeanyi Koggu, Butler’s shut good friend who handles his enterprise telephone, to Sports activities Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins. “And it didn’t cease.

“There have been too many coming in on the similar time. Calls and texts, but in addition cameras popping up with Facetime requests. You possibly can by no means get to the primary display.”

Koggu took the telephone to a Verizon Wi-fi in Westlake Village after the gadget froze, with the shop telling him it acquired over 10,000 textual content messages, seven hundred calls, and 500 Facetimes in simply seven hours.

On the very least, Butler was capable of chat with a pair followers on Facetime throughout his personal flight to Los Angeles earlier than his telephone went kaput.