unsportsmenmic:

Very classy of Butler, I loved “tough juice” when he was a Wizard. He remains the constant class act and we still realize you got to cut the head off the snake to kill the whole body. Sterling is still the head “you can pay for school, but you can’t buy class”- Jay-Z

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

It’s a common courtesy in the NBA — guys who are about to be traded hear about it from their agents and others around the league, but when the hammer drops the GM or coach or someone from the team calls with the formal notification. “Thank you for your service ” and all that jazz anyone who has been fired knows too well.

Caron Butler learned the Clippers traded him to Phoenix through the crawl on the bottom of the television. Butler and Eric Bledsoe went to Phoenix and Jared Dudley went west to Los Angeles.

As you might imagine, for a veteran and professional like Butler perceived lack of respect didn’t sit well. He said as much to Jeff Caplan of NBA.com.

“I don’t leave with bitterness or anything, but a phone call would have helped the situation,” said Butler… “But it’s cool, it’s no hard feelings because that’s…

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