Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is a proud owner of a massive 6000 pound boombox themed aquarium that was set up by Wayde King and Brett Raymer, stars of Animal Planet’s “Tanked”. The episode featuring the installation is scheduled to air Friday night.
“I wish I could put it on my shoulder and walk around with it,” said Butler, 26.
The 9-by-10-foot aquarium has more than 600 gallons and 50 fish — a mark of tribute to the Bulls’ upcoming 50th anniversary — including the Jordan’s tuskfish to honor Bulls star Michael Jordan.
“We got a few fishes in there. Nothing special, nothing you can’t have in your house,” said Butler.
The aquarium also comes with a custom bubbler to make it look like it’s a boombox equalizer, but the feature Butler seemed to enjoy the most is the wireless speaker system so music can filter through the tank.
“My fish gonna be bumpin’ here,” Butler says in the “Tanked” episode.
The speakers though do not touch the aquarium’s thick acrylic, which acts as insulation to protect the fish from vibrations according to an Animal Planet spokeswoman.
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound swingman prefers country music though.
“They need a little country music here and there, make them feel right at home. If you’re going to be a part of my household, you gotta like country music,” Butler said.
On being asked if Jay Z would be playing in the aquarium, Butler was non-committal but he did hint a possibility of Marky Mark doing so given his close friendship with actor Mark Wahlberg.
“You never know what kind of mood I’m in,” Butler said. “The Weeknd’s back there playing right now. Maybe Weeknd in the speakers sometimes, Shania Twain, you never know.”
Butler’s $4.3 million six-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot mansion, which he purchased in September also includes a custom staircase, an elevator and a 750-bottle wine cellar.
Butler was selected by the Bulls in the 2011 NBA draft and signed a five-year contract with them this summer worth more than $90 million.