As Butler progressed from a freshman at Case who was arrested for possession of cocaine and a firearm 15 years ago this fall into an All-Star forward with a $50 million contract, I have been amazed by what I’ve seen. And I’m referring to the person Butler has become, not the player.
I had some run-ins with Butler along the way and there were times when he wouldn’t return my calls when he didn’t like something I wrote about him. But those traits have been washed away by a mature man who is as cooperative and quotable as any athlete I ever interviewed."
Peter Jackel of the Racine Journal Times pens a nice story on hometown hero James Caron Butler.