This poor guy had no idea what was coming on Thursday when new Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler gave out his real phone number during his introductory press conference.
Michael Byrne of Evanston, IL told NBC 5 in Chicago that he’s been getting tons of calls and texts because his phone number is one digit off the one Butler shouted out:
“At first I heard my phone going off a bunch. When I checked it, I already had 37 missed calls,” he says. “I got calls from Arkansas, Florida, New York City, and all over the country. I got voice mails and text messages all saying how much they supported me.”
In all, Byrne says he has received at least 100 voicemails and over 150 text messages since Butler shared his phone number with fans.
“That’s the strange part. They’re calling the wrong number,” he says. “None of the calls or messages have been mean or harassing, but I can’t even use my phone.”
The other funny thing is that he had no idea who Butler was since he doesn’t follow sports. What isn’t funny is that he’s currently out of work and keeps waiting for a call about employment:
Byrne says that he contacted the Timberwolves about the situation, but was told by an operator in the team’s…