Caron Butler has traveled a long and fulfilling road from Racine, Wisconsin.
Butler who was a star at Connecticut before moving on to the NBA, almost didn’t see his dream fulfilled. Butler spent time in and out of jail after he started selling drugs at the age of 11.
It was in that Racine detention center that Butler developed his love for basketball, and the rest is history. Butler after being traded to the Suns a few weeks ago, was traded to his hometown Milwaukee Bucks.
Most veterans chasing a ring would have cringed, but not Butler. He’s embracing being a leader and mentor, and says it’s a dream come true to be playing for his hometown Bucks’.
I talked to coach (Larry) Drew and John Hammond (Bucks general manager), and we talked about my role on and off the court,” Butler said.
“They will ask even more of me, and I embrace that challenge, being a leader and a mentor. And I’ll be in my own town doing it. I didn’t think it would ever happen, that this dream I had many years ago could become a reality. That’s funny.”