'Jeopardy!' Contestants Stumped Over Question About NBA's Jimmy Butler
By Hayden Brooks
February 18, 2021
Jeopardy! contestants don’t always get it right, as seen during the Tuesday (February 16) episode of the long-running game show.
During the Ken Jennings-hosted episode, a trio of contestants were asked to identity Jimmy Butler, 31, in the Hoops category for $1,000. "Recently, this baller-barista launched Big Face Coffee and turned his new team, the Miami Heat, into a title contender," the interim host told the threesome. When none of them were able to identify the NBA star, he offered up the answer, saying, "We were looking for Jimmy Butler."
It’s safe to say that none of the contestants are big basketball fans, but Butler has a lengthy resume under his belt. He’s played in the NBA for an entire decade as part of the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers, before joining the Miami Heat. As for the reaction to their flub, you can believe that Twitter had something to say about the missed answer.
a $2000 jeopardy question last night was identifying Jimmy Butler from a picture and none of the contestants recognized him / got it. im not mad just dissapointed.— Taylor (@ItsLowrysWorld) February 17, 2021
A photo clue of Jimmy Butler was a Jeopardy triple stumper and I’m disgusted.— Susan (@sinca) February 17, 2021
Lmao they really didn’t know who Jimmy butler was on jeopardy and they put up a picture of his face and said the team he plays for— WuM428 (@Gr8MindSt8_4228) February 16, 2021
jimmy butler was a clue on jeopardy and no one knew him :( :( :(— earl simmons (@iamsamkeller) February 17, 2021
There was a clue on Jeopardy about Big East Legend Jimmy Butler and no one got it right. Shameful.— Big East Coast Bias (@becb_sbn) February 16, 2021