Three best rags to riches NBA stories

NBA is widely regarded as the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world. No other sports league brings the same amount of drama, thrill, and excitement as the NBA. When your favorite team wins, you also experience the euphoria of victory, especially if bet365 NJ is your helper to spice up the experience. 

1- Jimmy Butler

About Jimmy Butler, one NBA general manager said: "His story is one of the most remarkable I've seen in all my years of basketball.”

His father left the family when he was an infant while his mother kicked him out when he was in grade school. After crashing at many of his friends’ homes, he finally found future NFL pickup Jordon Leslie whose family took him in within a few months. He found a particularly kind figure in Leslie’s mother Michelle Lambert.    

After having a brief stint at Tyler Junior College, the amazing player ultimately landed a scholarship at Marquette where he impressed everyone with his basketball skills. 

In 2011, Jimmy Butler was selected by the Chicago Bulls as the 30th overall pick in the draft. As a rookie, he only got limited opportunities and could barely get off the bench. 

However, he slowly developed his game and earned himself the status of a bonafide superstar in a few years. The amazing player flanked Derrick Rose in the beginning, but gradually he improved his jump shot and wrested control of the Bulls from the Chicago born player who ultimately left in 2016 to play for the NY Knicks. 

Butler has now played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers. He is presently associated with the Miami Heat.  

2- Kawhi Leonard  

Kawhi Leonard suffered a shock early in his life when his father was shot and killed at his Compton carwash. This was a big tragedy for the basketball player but he found solace on the basketball court, putting in more effort and energy in his work. 

After spending two highly successful seasons with the San Diego State Aztecs, he was selected by the Indiana Pacers and immediately got traded to the San Antonio Spurs on draft night. He enjoyed a highly successful career with the Spurs where he won an NBA championship in 2014 and was also given the Finals MVP award.    

3- Isaiah Thomas

Nobody expected greatness from Isaiah Thomas when he was selected by the Sacramento Kings as the 60th and the final pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. People were not even convinced that he would even make the team, however, he emerged as a huge star for the California based team, dropping in 20 points per game by his third year.  

Now the amazing player has played for the Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards.