Jimmy Butler Hosts Thank-You Dinner for Bulls Staff Members

Andrew GouldFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2017

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  Jimmy Butler receives NBA Cares Community Assist Award for April before the game between the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2017 at the Un
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Following a six-season stint with the Chicago Bulls, Jimmy Butler took team staff members to dinner as a token of gratitude.

The Bulls traded the All-Star perimeter player to the Minnesota Timberwolves in June, but he has shown no hard feelings to the franchise that drafted him in 2011. Per the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson, the 27-year-old treated approximately 35 staffers to sushi.

"Butler wanted to 'say goodbye and thank you,' according to someone familiar with his plans," Johnson reported.  

Butler also honored an earlier commitment to attend Dwyane Wade's basketball camp in New Lenox, Illinois. His former Bulls teammate showed appreciation on Instagram.  

Bitter breakups happen often in sports, so it's refreshing to see someone maintain positive relationships with former co-workers before beginning a new opportunity.