Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife — a singer who appeared on “American Idol” — were both killed in a single car crash in Studio City, CA early Wednesday morning, TMZ Sports has learned. 38-year-old Butler — who was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002 — lost control of his Range Rover around 2 AM, struck a parking meter and slammed into a wall. The car flipped.
Terrence Ross: Man I’m heartbroken over the news of a good friend passing last night. Rasual was a great help to me during my draft process. Gave me great advice and was just a all around good person. I’ll miss you bro. Prayers to you and your family. Can’t believe it. #RIP
Dwyane Wade: Come on man. Damn. The world just lost a great dude. RIP Rasual “Bop” Butler! twitter.com/slamonline/sta…
July 23, 2021 | 2:22 pm EDT Update
Basketball greats Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen will head an all-star cast in a two-part ABC series centring on the life of their former Chicago Bulls teammate Luc Longley. In the Australian Story series scheduled to run on August 2 and 9, Longley breaks his silence on his relationship with Jordan and his bizarre omission last year from his three-time NBA championship teammate’s Netflix documentary, The Last Dance.
The star-studded series also features rare interviews with Jordan and Pippen about Longley as well as the towering Australian’s former Bulls teammate Steve Kerr and coach Phil Jackson. Longley has, until now, declined to comment publicly on The Last Dance, which detailed Jordan’s influence on the all-conquering Bulls team and the brash operation run by then-general manager Jerry Krause.
Portland Trail Blazers’ center Enes Kanter hosted a basketball camp at City Athletics Inc. in North Philadelphia Sunday, July 19th. The NBA player spent the afternoon with kids aged 8-18 running basketball drills and teaching them new skills. After playing basketball he answered questions from the kids and signed autographs.
Spending time with the children is important to Enes Kanter and he’s a fan of the city of Philadelphia. “Giving back is the most important thing…Philly is one of my favorite places to come (to). (It’s) a lot of great Turkish food, a big Turkish community. So I just wanted to come here and give back!”, Kanter said.
Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite, have teamed with LeBron James in the immersive experience called “El Rey’s Taco Tuesday,” an industrial space in West Hollywood that’s described as a “gaming-restaurant” where attendees can enjoy complimentary tacos.
In celebration of Tuesday night’s win for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2021 NBA Championship, Cincoro Tequila has created a limited-edition 2021 NBA Trophy Bottle. The bottle of Cincoro Añejo comes hand-engraved with “History Made,” referencing the Milwaukee Bucks anthem for this season, “History in the Making” — a song title that rings true for the Bucks, whose win marked the city’s first NBA championship in half a century.