Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler said he wants to play in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.
"I don't want to miss an All-Star Game," he said.
The 25-year-old is averaging 20.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals this season. He leads the league in minutes per game, averaging 39.3, and is currently averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists and free throw percentage.
The Bulls enter the All-Star break with a 34-20 record, good for third place in the Eastern Conference.
- Molly Geary