The two initially offered up a basketball-themed tank, which Butler immediately put the kibosh on.
“Terrible idea!” Butler said. “Terrible! The basketball idea is not the right idea for this situation.”
He went on to push them in the music direction, saying, “I’m a really big music guy.” What might be unexpected to some is that the Bulls star is big into country music.
Butler’s reaction to his new massive old-school boom box tank, which they surprised him with on his way back from Bulls practice, was nothing short of amazement.
“OH! This is beautiful man!” Butler said. “This is better than I could have ever imagined … This is big time.”
The team even put 50 fish inside the tank in honor of the Chicago Bulls’ 50th anniversary.
The full “Tanked” episode airs on Animal Planet Friday, Nov. 13 at 9 p.m. CT.
Back in July, Butler reportedly signed a $90 million, 5-year-contract to stay with the team.
NFL quarterback Michael Vick got the celebrity treatment as he visited the state Capitol on Tuesday to lobby for a bill to help protect cats and dogs from being left in unattended vehicles.
The bill would shield first responders from liability for any property damage they cause when rescuing animals from unattended cars and trucks in extreme heat that endangers their health and well-being. Leaving a cat or dog in an unattended vehicle under such conditions would be summary offense under the bill.
“I hydroplane, slam into the median, get blasted in the face by the air bags,” said Weatherford, whose face was bruised in the crash. “My rental is totaled and I walked out without a scratch.”
Merullo later scouted for the Cubs. His grandson, Matt Merullo, played six years in the majors, mostly with the Chicago White Sox.
“While I have experienced many joys as owner of this great franchise, one of the most memorable was meeting Lennie last season,” Ricketts said.
“When the Cubs last appeared in a World Series in 1945, Lennie was a 28-year-old shortstop. Nearly 70 years later, he brought the same youthful spirit and excitement,” he said. “To his family, friends and loved ones, our organization will never forget him.”