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Video: Caron Butler’s emotional introductory press conference

| September 6, 2013

Category: Featured Videos, Feelgoodery

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Surely by now you’ve heard about Caron Butler’s emotional introductory press conference. Everything you’ve heard is probably true. He was incredibly emotional and the video is pretty touching. It’s not often you get to see someone reflect on carrying out a dream they had as a child. Any of us who grew up playing basketball in our driveways or at our parks pretending to play for the Milwaukee Bucks can only imagine what it’s like to actually do so.

Butler gets to actually do it.

Something I try and do all the time on this site is be as authentic as possible. I don’t want to write things simply to get something up or post thoughts that I think will be controversial. Authenticity is as important as it seems to be rare. So when watching this video, I’m really moved by how authentic Butler seems to be.

Even having played in the NBA for 11 years, this is still a surreal moment for him. He’s still living out his dream and he’s getting to do it how he wants to do it, with a press conference in his old high school in the city he grew up in.

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  1. Justin says:

    Health is always a key factor in anyone’s contributions in sports, so I hope he just stays healthy enough to make some kind of difference, even just as an on-court leader. He has only played 70+ games in 4 of his 11 seasons but did go 78 last year.. *fingers crossed*

    Also noticed that Caron’s career high game was @Milwaukee as a Wizard and I hope that bodes well for the energy he msy feed off of from night to night

  2. JSchlack says:

    True fans of the NBA will always LOVE a guy like Caron Butler — tuff juice has been through A LOT — and he’s a great team guy. You want tuff juice on your team! As a Clips fan, I will surely miss you Caron! You helped turn around the Clips, people should be reminded that your free agent signing 2 years ago was a BIG deal for the Clips b/c it showed that the team’s image and direction were changing for the better! I’m also a Bucks fan — now! B/c of Caron Butler!!!