Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry took the news hard that NBA player Rasual Butler died in a accident.
Lowry is a Philadelphia guy just like Butler, who played college ball.
“I’d like to go and observe lasalle games sit at the top row of gola arena to see him play guy!! Like this is wild to me!! ” Lowry wrote on Twitter.
About Instagram, Lowry published a photo of Butler and composed, “I remember I called you if you have drafted on draft night and I had been at a camp and I wanted to show off because I knew you and you answered the telephone to get a 16year old who was one of your biggest supporters. This is quite a sad day for me!! RIP Sual bop my oldhead!!
On Wednesday, the tributes on social media streamed in one right after the other — out of Dwyane Wade and Paul Pierce and Roger Mason Jr. and Marcin Gortat and Kris Dunn and Javale McGee, Drew Gooden, Baron Davis, Kevin Love, Evan Turner, Allen Iverson, LaMarcus Aldridge.
The tributes came from fans, teams, owners, reporters and broadcasters.
The Philly contingent understood. Butler came from a area. His daddy Felix Cheeseborough was stabbed to death.
“Point Breeze was no place for its weak-hearted or the weak-minded,” Tariq Trotter, also known as Black Thought of The Roots, told Spurs.com. “It’s whether it smells fear, the kind of place that can break you. It was uncommon to see some other guy who made it. ”
Darnell Mayberry, who insures this Chicago Bulls and covered Butler in New Orleans and Oklahoma City, wrote, “Readily among the top five PEOPLE I’ve covered. So gracious. So positive. So good-hearted. Rasual Butler was a man. He will be missed by the world. The world needs more like him. ”
Butler played eight franchises in his profession, end with the San Antonio Spurs at 2015-16 and beginning with the Miami Heat in 2002-03. Spurs Gregg Popovich said, “You understand who is a team guy and who’s not. ”
Butler was a team man and a grinder, carving out a long career and working hard to make a spot. He didn’t play in the NBA. He kept working out at 33 years old, refusing to see what some might have said was the writing on the wall, although he was not gave a bargain by any staff.
At 34 years old, he played in players, the annual gathering of rookies and the Las Vegas Summer League.
“Because I wanted to play basketball. It’s quite simple. It’s a very simple response,” Butler, then 35, said. “If you’re intent on doing everything you love to do, then you are going to do anything it takes for you to continue to do everything you like to do.
“Some people today say they love to play the game. If you love to play with the game, you have got to go through the steps. You can not give up on your narrative.”
Butler came that season. Had Martell Webster been healthy, Butler mightn’t have made the group. Seventeen games into the season, Butler was shooting 54.6 percent on three-pointers (66.7% on above-the-break threes) and averaging 10 points 18.5 minutes.
“I just understood some shooting was wanted and knows how to play the game and mix in a few of the vets, & rdquo and the younger talent.
It sounds like a cliché. Live at the moment. Appreciate today. Tomorrow isn’t promised. Later today is not even guaranteed. There are no guarantees.
It’s simple to take another second, the day, the next year for granted. They come. Of course, until they don’t.
Just how many more reminders does it take? The poets have said it in different manners: Such a time to be here and long time to be gone.