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Caron Butler

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

The Players' Tribune

Comedy, Arts, Sports

53.3K Ratings

🗓️ 26 September 2023

⏱️ 81 minutes

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Racine's own Caron Butler in the building! This week on Knuckleheads CB joins Q and D to go through it all. They chop it up about Darius and Caron’s early AAU battles, Caron reflects on his time in and out of jail during high school and overcoming that, and his unorthodox path to UConn. Caron talks about his relationship with Kobe when he played on the Lakers and what was so special about those Wizards teams with Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison. We live on location from XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas — tune in!

  1. Going to juvenile detention, playing in AAU with an ankle monitor (8:14)
  2. Growing up in Racine, finding a way out with basketball (15:13)
  3. Dominating freshman year at UConn, Coach Calhoun’s impact (23:49)
  4. Playing for Pat Riley and the Heat his first two years (39:16)
  5. Getting traded to the Lakers, Caron’s relationship with Kobe (50:41)
  6. Wizards teams, what it was like to playing with Gilbert and Antawn (58:24)
  7. Going to Dallas, getting hurt and the Mavs winning the Championship on Dirk’s back (1:04:26)

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We'll appreciate you coming on now.


We go way way back.


We're on the line.


We go way way back.


But we'll appreciate you being on show, bro, man.


And we happy to have you on here, Joe.


Thanks for having me.


Well, it took so damn long.


That's the real shit.


Well, it took so long.


She's the way to a time.


Now, you know what I'm saying?


It's time now, though.


I hit with the vibe.


I hit you with the vibe.


It was crazy.


Well, you first got to the lead.


Who was the first person to bust your ass?


Damn, the first person to get me.


So I got my shit off first, Mashburn, right?


OK, monster, man.


Going at him, working him, preseason.


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