Bulls’ Jimmy Butler on custom boombox-themed aquarium: ‘My fish gonna be bumpin’
Chicago Bulls guard-forward Jimmy Butler recently became the owner of a 9-feet-tall, 10-feet-long aquarium that can hold more than 600 gallons and 50 fish. It’s also styled like a boombox.
"This is incredible," Butler said of the monstrosity, per the Chicago Tribune. "I wish I could put it on my shoulder and walk around with it."
It’s a bit too unwieldy for that but it is equipped with a wireless speaker system that can filter music through the tank.
"My fish gonna be bumpin’ here," Butler said.
Aquarium experts Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Animal Planet’s show "Tanked" spearheaded the project for Butler in an episode that will air on 9 p.m. Friday. Here’s a preview:
We've got another NBA superstar this week on #Tanked! This week, Wayde and Brett will be building Jimmy Butler a tank to match his brand-new townhouse!
Posted by Tanked on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
There’s also a particular species inhabiting the tank as a shoutout to Bulls great Michael Jordan: Jordan’s tuskfish (choerodon jordani). According to one source the fish’s disposition is "semi-aggressive" with a deadly mid-range jumper.
Only that last bit is made up. Cool tank, Jimmy!