Jimmy Butler credits Mark Wahlberg for his Training Work Ethic

Chicago Bulls guard and former Marquette University basketball player, Jimmy Butler, pushed himself in off season training by watching actor Mark Wahlberg train over the course of a month, according to CBS Sports.

Butler became friends with Wahlberg while the actor was in Chicago filming the Transformers: Age of Extinction.

The two vacationed together in Paris twice and spent a month together there this summer.

“I just saw the way he got after it, the way he would train. I was like, You know what? That’s probably something a lot of people aren’t doing. Which is why I started waking up at 5 AM to start working out. He was doing it,” said Butler in an interview to Chicago Magazine.              

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