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Caron Butler
Caron Butler
Position: F-G
Born: 03/13/80
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:216 lbs. / 98.4 kg.
Salary: $0
There seems to be a lot of melodrama and controversy surrounding the Kings, especially with Karl and center DeMarcus Cousins not being on the same page. Is their relationship that strained or have their differences been overblown? Caron Butler: “A lot of it is hype. Everybody is not going to be comfortable with everything, whether it’s with their roles or whatever. But if you come together and find the median in it, you can find ways to win. And that’s what’s we’re trying to do and that’s what all NBA teams try to do. Opinions are going to be voiced at times and sometimes they’re well-documented because they come from certain people. I don’t think that’s fair all the time. We had a great team meeting and got things together and have been moving forward ever since.’’
Storyline: Sacramento Kings Turmoil?
One of your ex-teammates on the Washington Wizards, Gilbert Arenas, disputed your account of an ugly gun incident in the Wizards’ locker room. Did you see his comments? Caron Butler: “He’s disagreed with a lot of things that happened. That doesn’t bother me. That’s my story; I put it out there. Millions respect it and love it and love where it came from, which was the heart. That’s his opinion. Plus, that was just a small part of his situation. The message was that it should have never happened. It wasn’t about going out on the limb and talking about him. I didn’t want to make the story about Gilbert; I wanted to make it about fighting through adversity and overcoming it. That is what it’s truly about.
Caron Butler: “I did see his comments on Instagram and stuff and I didn’t respond to them. For what? He’s missing the purpose. I’m not going to get into a war of words with someone who is my former teammate and somebody who, even though we didn’t see eye to eye, I still care for him and love him because I’m a Christian and I love all people. I do love him and I care about him. That’s not what the book was about. It was about putting positive energy out there and trying to refocus and motivate guys going through a lot of adversity.’’
Butler said he recently caught up with Bryant in person during a preseason game in Las Vegas between the Lakers and Kings — the same night Odom, their former teammate, was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel and hospitalized nearby. “I went to the locker room to see [Bryant],” Butler said. “He was on the [training] table and I talked to him. The whole Lamar situation had broken out [and] when we got the news, he told me that he was leaving to go check on Lamar. I sent my prayers and my best wishes. [Bryant and I] stay in constant contact, either through text or email. He’s a big brother. I consider him family, somebody I’ll be friends with long after the game of basketball is over. He feels the same way, that’s my brother for life.”
Storyline: Lamar Odom Hospitalized