Londa Butler

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Private Sitter (1958)
Sun Jul 30 2023
By   Prajwol

Londa Butler rose to prominence for being the biological mother of professional basketball player Jimmy Butler. She came into the limelight after her brutal treatment of her son at a young age got viral.

What did Londa do to the NBA star? Also, know what she is doing now. Get to know about Jimmy Butler's mother.

Londa Butler Abandoned Jimmy Butler At Young Age

The mother-son duo Londa Butler and Jimmy Butler was abandoned by Jimmy Butler Sr, a truck driver. After this, it was on all of Londa to raise her growing little boy, Jimmy.

Miami Heat basketball player was raised in an impoverished neighborhood in the Houston suburb of Tomball. It was hard for Londa to provide for her son.

Londa Butler abandoned Jimmy Butler at young age
Londa Butler abandoned Jimmy Butler at a young age. Source: Facebook SLAM

Similarly, it proved to be difficult to raise a son without a father. And at the age of 13, she abandoned Jimmy Butler. Londa kicked her then 13-year-old son out of her house saying she didn't like the look of him.

Did you know? It is reported that Londa was also against Jimmy's basketball interests. Had the Miami heat guard left pursuing basketball, Jimmy might not be getting the fame he is receiving now.

Why Jimmy Butler's Father Left Them? Know Londa Butler's Relationship

Londa Butler's relationship status is behind the curtains for now. Formerly, she was together with Jimmy Butler's biological father for a brief period.

Jimmy Butler's parents had a turbulent relationship. NBA star's biological father left his mother while he was just an infant. The reason why the Miami heat guard's father left the family remains a mystery to date.

Jimmy Butler After Londa Butler Kicked Him Out Of House

Jimmy Butler was adopted by his friend's parents after his biological mother kicked him out. It was in high school when Jimmy met Jordan Leslie. The two used to play basketball together which brought them close.

Jimmy Butler's surrogate mother, Michelle Lambert.
Jimmy Butler's surrogate mother, Michelle Lamber. Source: The Marquette Educator

Upon knowing Jimmy was abandoned by Londa Butler, Leslie tried his best to persuade his parents to adopt Jimmy. However, Michelle Lambert and Michael Lambert hesitated initially. He was allowed to stay for one or two nights but later they took in Jordan's friend.

While Londa was against Jimmy playing basketball, his adoptive parents encouraged him to pursue his dream. It was Miami Heat's friend Jordan and his parent's support that helped him to gain such a feat.

Does Jimmy Butler Hate Londa Butler?

Anyone who is in the shoes of the NBA star would surely hold grudges against their parents, right? Well, Jimmy Butler has clearly stated that he does not hold grudges as well as hates his biological parents.

Miami Heat Guard said he doesn't want to be stuck around in the past with negativity. In a 2015 ESPN interview, Jimmy said:

“I won't change, I'll get stuck as that kid. That's not who I am. I'm so far ahead of that. I don't hold grudges. I still talk to my family. My mom. My father. We love each other. That's never going to change.”

Is Jimmy Butler Michael Jordan's Son? Was Londa Butler In Relationship With Former NBA Star

Jimmy Butler was rumored to be Michael Jordan's son. However, it is not true at all and the Miami Heat Guard is not related to Michael Jordan by blood. This means Londa Butler and Michael Jordan were not in a relationship.

Michael Jordan was rumored to be Jimmy Butler's father.
Michael Jordan was rumored to be Jimmy Butler's father. Source: Pinterest

Rumors of Londa being Michael Jordan's partner and Jimmy's father began after the former Chicago Bulls star was accused of abandoning a child. It was in 1988 when the allegation was made against Jordan but Butler was born in 1989.

Despite this, many people keep comparing Jordan and Butler. Many say they resemble each other. 

Londa Butler Age & Bio

Londa Butler was born on March 10, 1958, in Tomball, Texas, USA. As of now, Jimmy Butler's mother is currently in her mid-60s in terms of age. Speaking of her parents, Londa has kept her lips tight.

5 ft 6 inches tall Butler studied at Lone Star College Tomball. Nothing much is known about Londa's early life besides her favorite basketball team being Chicago Bulls and her favorite reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Londa Butler Net Worth: Richness Of Jimmy Butler's Mother

Before jumping right into her net worth, let's have a look at Londa's professional life. Jimmy Butler's mother is a private sitter and it is the main income source for her. She is currently residing in Houston, Texas, USA.

Londa Butler and her friend spending time together.
Londa Butler and her friend spent time together. Source: Instagram @londa.butler.58

In her young days, Butler used to work as a receptionist. This long-time professional life has made Londa Butler's net worth $100k. However, it is just an estimated value.

On the other hand, Londa's son, Jimmy Butler has a net worth of $80 Million. From the first decade of his NBA career, Jimmy is reported to have earned $140 million. Similarly, the NBA star has also made millions from his endorsement deals with shoe brand Li-Ning and his Bigface Brand Coffee business. 

Here are the property details of Londa's son:

PropertyLocationPurchase Price
South Miami MansionSouth Miami$7.45 million
Stonegate HomeSouth Miami$7.5 million



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