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Jimmy Butler's surprising, remarkable friendship with Mark Wahlberg

Jimmy Butler's surprising, remarkable friendship with Mark Wahlberg

The morning after Mark Wahlberg attended last Sunday's Golden Globes featured the typical bustle of a house with four children and two working parents.

School beckoned. A business trip loomed.

Suddenly, a text message arrived: Please make sure my best friend knows I'm wishing her a happy birthday and I wish I was there with her.

Attached to the text was a drawing of Jimmy Butler created by the intended recipient, Wahlberg's 6-year-old daughter. Butler has the little girl's drawing hanging in his locker at the United Center.

The text was from Butler.

"Kids have great (BS) detectors and are very intuitive," Wahlberg said by phone from...

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