Tommy Riles talks to Art Eddy about the New York Mets losing the World Series to the Kansas City Royals, his Mr. Met costume and what he hopes the Mets will do in the offseason. The guys continue the sports theme by talking about what position each member from the Life of Dad crew would play on a basketball team. Then the guys bring on NBA star Caron Butler.
Caron Butler trains mercilessly, studies intently, and plays tenaciously. His competitive drive is accompanied by a winning mindset with which he approaches every situation with a positive attitude. He is receptive to his coaches and to his teammates, he is reliable on and off the court, and he constantly thinks about what he can do to benefit the team and his community. Butler defends the basket with ferocity, and challenges anyone who stands in his way. This commitment to aggressive yet passionate play led former-coach Eddie Jordan to give Butler the nickname “Tuff Juice.” It is this style of play that has solidified Butler as one of the most prominent forwards in the game today.
Butler was a lottery pick in the NBA draft, selected tenth overall by the Miami Heat. During his rookie season, he caught the attention of the entire league. He averaged 15.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game which helped him earn Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors four times. He is currently playing for the Sacramento Kings this season.
Butler is a proud father and dedicated husband. His motto is “family first” and exemplifies that though his unwavering commitment to his wife Andrea and three daughters with Andrea, Mia, Ava and Gia and two children Camary and Caron Jr. from a previous relationship. He recently published a book entitled Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA.