Mark Wahlberg tweets support for Jimmy Butler’s All-Star bid

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CHICAGO — Mark Wahlberg thinks Bulls star Jimmy Butler should be in this year’s NBA All-Star Game. Do you?

The actor and producer tweeted his support for Butler on Saturday, writing, “Only two days left! #retweet to cast your #NBAVote for my good friend #JimmyButler!”

Butler, 26, is having an excellent season for the Bulls, including a career-high 53-point performance Thursday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Also earlier this season, Butler broke a record previously held by Michael Jordan when he scored 40 points in the second half of a game against the Toronto Raptors.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Butler and Wahlberg have been friends since 2013, when they met as the actor was filming “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in Chicago.

The duo are a bit of a surprise friendship, as Wahlberg is notorious for his support of Boston-area teams. The 44-year-old was born in Dorchester, Mass, and was seen on the field of last year’s Super Bowl celebrating with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Voting for the NBA All-Star Game ends Jan. 18.

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