The Raptors have the game in hand up 27 points with less than 10 seconds to go and rookie Jonas Valancuinas lets his guard down. Big mistake. At half court wily veteran Caron Butler tricks the rook into a fake hand shake to steal the ball and draws a clear path foul. Forget sportsmanship. This is frickin’ hilarious.
During the offseason, Caron Butler stays competitive while he hangs out with his family. Watch as Tuff Juice challenges his daughters to Twister, thumb wrestling, tug-of-war, Hungry, Hungry Hippos and of course, basketball.
Nothing could be more trippy than to see a Clippers player collecting a championship ring, but that’s exactly what happened when Caron Butler returns to Dallas with his new team and was handed his much deserved bling from last season by Mavericks owner Marc Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle. I don’t know about you, but after hearing that kneecap story, I dig Tuff Juice even more.
This season that other team in Los Angeles is gonna get better too. According to the LA Times, the Clippers nabbed free agent Caron Butler with a three-year, $24-million deal that won’t be official till at least Friday.
Butler’s agent, Raymond Brothers, confirmed his client will leave the Dallas Mavericks, the team he played for last season.“He’s a Clipper now,” Brothers said in a phone interview. “I think he’s great fit for the Clippers on and off the court.”
Last season Butler averaged 15 points per contest, but played in just 29 games for the eventual world champion Mavericks after rupturing a tendon in his knee.
H/N LA Times
Until the league fun police stepped in to stop Butler from chewing straws during games this season. Tough Juice was a serial in-game straw chewer for years, to calm his nerves and because chewing gum is like sooooo 80′s.
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Mavericks president: We’re ready to compete against Lakers
A seven-player weekend trade brought two-time All-Star guard Caron Butler, 7-foot center Brendan Haywood and guard DeShawn Stevenson to Dallas from Washington. Often promising and disappointing Josh Howard was sent with Drew Gooden and two others to the Wizards.
“This gives us a real chance to do some damage in the West,” said Donnie Nelson, the Mavericks’ president of basketball operations. “It’s like a nuclear arms race out here. From top to bottom, there’s 11 that look like they’re viable and eight that are going to make it. But we feel [the trade] gives us a real chance to take this next step.’
“Now I don’t know how many of you out there are going to pick us in a seven-game series against the Lakers, but in our opinion the guys in that locker room, we’re ready to lock horns with anybody. We feel like this solidifies us a little bit.”
Dallas Morning News