Caron Butler reflects on his troubled childhoodPosted by Inside Hoops
Butler, a native of Racine, had the kind of childhood that leads to other places than the National Basketball Association.
By the age of 15 he had been arrested 15 times. But he was able to right himself and later play for Maine Central Institute before winning a scholarship to play for two seasons at Connecticut. His NBA career has spanned 11 seasons, with one championship (Dallas) and two all-star selections.
“Seeing is believing,” Butler said. “I have been through a lot of adversity throughout my life. I was a kid and a young man who had always been told what I couldn’t accomplish, what I couldn’t do. And to be in this position, and doing this at a high level over these years, is extremely special.”
Reported by Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel