James Caron Butler
, widely known as Caron Butler
(born March 13, 1980), is an American professional basketball
player who most recently played at small forward
for the NBA
's Dallas Mavericks
Butler was born and raised in Racine
, where he suffered through a rough childhood; he was a drug dealer at age 11 and arrested 15 times before the age of 15. Butler played in AAU
basketball in '98 and '99. After a brief career at Washington Park High School
, he enrolled at Maine Central Institute
where he was successful enough to receive a scholarship to play at UConn
for coach Jim Calhoun
for two years.
He lives in Centreville, Virginia
with his wife, Andrea, and daughter, Mia. He has another daughter, Camary, and son, Caron Jr., who live in Racine. He has a habit of chewing on straws which he picked up back in AAU ball in '98 or '99.
Butler attended a surprise birthday party for Anthony Fadel, a 16-year-old in the Washington, D.C.
area when invited by the boy's family. The party was held in May 2007, and the event was primarily reported by Internet blogs
, since Wizards PR
purposely did not cover the event... Read More