Jimmy Butler rocking Demaryius Thomas' college throwback

ByESPN.com via ESPN logo
Friday, September 9, 2016

Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is ready for some football. The gold-medal winner is supportingclose friend Demaryius Thomasby wearing aGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets throwback jersey at Thursday night'sNFL season opener between the Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers.

Butler and Thomas consider each other like brothers. Both are stars at their respective sports, but the two-time NBA All-Star believes he could be one of the best receivers in the NFL. However, the Broncos wideout disagrees, "stick to basketball," Thomas told Butler on Instagram last week. However, Butler's 6-foot-7 size could be a dangerous goal-line threat.

NBA All-Star & Rio Gold Medalist Jimmy Butler on the field pre-game sporting Demaryius Thomas GA Tech jersey. #9News pic.twitter.com/GxqPpks8Ww

- Kyle Widder (@Kyle_Widder) September 9, 2016

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