The Caron Butler Story: From Drug Dealer to NBA Champion

Published on March 13th, 2018 by Astramskas, David | 17,586 views

Former NBA All-Star and NBA champion Caron Butler takes VICE Sports on a tour of his childhood hometown of Wisconsin and talks about how he rebounded from his life as a drug dealer to become a first-round NBA draft pick.

The author of Tuff Juice: My Journey From The Streets Of The NBA (which is being made into a movie, produced by Mark Wahlberg) also remembers balling against Tony Romo in high school, making Whoppers at Burger King and racing home to avoid violating his probation.






About the Author

David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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