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August 13, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Philadelphia native Rasual Butler, who starred at Roman Catholic and La Salle University, was traded yesterday by the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Clippers for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2016. The Clippers also received cash from New Orleans. Butler had the most productive season of his 7-year career in 2008-09, averaging 11.2 points and 3.3 rebounds while playing in all 82 games for the Hornets, who made the playoffs. He shot 40 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three-point range to match his career averages.
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November 11, 2010
OAKLAND, Calif. - The term once was worth a thousand words. "Philly fighter" evoked a knowing nod and smile from even the most casual of sports fans, and the meaning - while based on a hardscrabble reality - grew to extend beyond any geographical base. Philly still means "tough and smart," said Dean Demopolous, the former Temple assistant now serving the same role for the Los Angeles Clippers. It's no secret that boxing in Philadelphia and elsewhere doesn't exist as it once did. But if you know Rasual Butler even a little bit, it's not surprising that he was at one time, as a youngster at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in South Philly, a boxer and a ballplayer.
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May 27, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Rasual Butler has more on his mind than improving his basketball skills as his summer break begins. Something much more serious. Butler, 20, a sophomore-to-be at La Salle University and a budding star, yesterday spent about 17 hours in jail after allegedly beating his pregnant ex-girlfriend. The woman, Robin Morris, 21, of Blue Bell, Montgomery County, is the daughter of Arnold Morris, the track coach at Butler's high school alma mater, Roman Catholic. Butler never has contested that he is the father of Morris's 14-month-old daughter, Raven Svea Butler-Morris.
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October 21, 1997 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rasual Butler, the 6-foot-8 senior swingman from Roman Catholic High who is regarded as one of the nation's premier boys' basketball recruits, yesterday made an oral commitment to attend La Salle University. Yesterday morning, Butler told Villanova, Massachusetts and Connecticut officials that he was canceling recruiting visits to their schools. He visited La Salle last weekend. "He's been leaning toward La Salle all along but said he just had a few questions - and those questions were answered last weekend," Roman coach Dennis Seddon said.
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January 13, 2002 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
All Rasual Butler ever wanted to do was to play basketball the right way and help his team win games. In his earlier years at La Salle, his resolve to win often got in the way of sound basketball, with Butler attempting shots from anywhere at any time. Now, as a senior, Butler's two desires are more in balance. He is more comfortable and assured in the flow of the offense. He is trying to get his teammates involved. He is rebounding. He is playing defense - even taking charges.
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January 12, 1998 | By Mike Gibson, FOR THE INQUIRER
Rasual Butler says the reason for Roman Catholic's recent success is that his teammates have been distributing the ball to other players. That said, his numbers figure to become scary when the Cahillites start looking for him. Butler, a 6-foot-8 guard and forward, scored 36 points to lead Roman (7-2) to its second impressive Philadelphia Catholic League Southern Division victory in three days - this time, a 58-52 win over Cardinal O'Hara (9-3) yesterday. The 200 or so fans crammed into Roman's tiny bandbox third-floor gym saw a Big Five preview of sorts, with La Salle-bound Butler occasionally squaring off against O'Hara's Alex Sazanov, a 7-1 center headed to St. Joseph's.
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January 28, 2001 | By Dave Curtis, FOR THE INQUIRER
Fifteen minues after yesterday's game against Rhode Island had ended, the La Salle basketball team brooded in the dank Keaney Gymnasium cubbyhole where it had showered and dressed. The Explorers had shot 46 percent from the floor and led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but they fell for the seventh time in eight games, 96-92, to Rhode Island in double overtime before 2,456 fans. Rasual Butler played all 50 minutes and scored a career-high 39 points for La Salle, but the Explorers managed to hand the game to Rhode Island by executing poorly in the final seconds and missing nine foul shots in the two extra periods.
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December 2, 2000 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Before taking to the basketball court for the only season they would play together at Roman Catholic High School, Rasual Butler didn't know what to make of a tall, skinny sophomore by the name of Eddie Griffin. "I didn't know a lot about him," said Butler, who was a senior that season. "He was a real quiet guy. I thought he was a little lazy at first, so I tried to push him because I knew he had some talent. But I found out that was his demeanor on the court. " By the end of that first game, Griffin had opened Butler's eyes wide - real wide.
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March 1, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The NBA announced it has honored the Hornets forward Rasual Butler (La Salle, Roman Catholic High) with the Community Assist Award for January. The league presents the NBA Community Assist Award monthly to recognize players for their charitable efforts.
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November 19, 2001 | By STEPHEN F. HOLDER For the Daily News
Whether they can improve on last season is a whole other matter, but the La Salle Explorers will be fun to watch this year, if nothing else. In its season opener and the first game for new coach Billy Hahn, La Salle clearly established the fact that it plans to play a relentless style on both ends of the court. The Explorers did that effectively yesterday, defeating Morris Brown, 63-49, in the their opening game of the Virgin Islands Paradise Jam at University of the Virgin Islands.
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January 21, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - In his 12th season, Rasual Butler hasn't allowed retirement to cross his mind. The Washington Wizards forward played in his 726th career game Monday in a 111-76 victory over his hometown 76ers. Butler, 35, had eight points on 3-for-7 shooting to go with two rebounds and two assists off the bench. Butler said he'll keep playing "as long as I can run and jump, defend and hit shots. I still have a love for the game to this day. I still get butterflies before the game.
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July 11, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ORLANDO - The hairline has receded a bit, the face is a little fuller and shows some age lines, but the jump shot is still as smooth as a baby's bottom. And that, Rasual Butler says, is what will get him back into the NBA after a frustrating season away. The Roman Catholic and La Salle product is now showing off his patented jumper in the Orlando Summer Pro League as a member of the Indiana Pacers. Butler, now 34 and by far the oldest player participating, had his steady job of 10 years taken away from him last season when no NBA team added him to the roster.
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December 11, 2011 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The anchor of the Mavericks defense now centers one of the NBA's best frontcourts. Tyson Chandler joined the New York Knicks Saturday, in the belief that joining Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire means he's not done competing for the title he won last season with Dallas. Chandler gets a four-year contract worth about $56 million after coming to the Knicks via sign-and-trade as part of a three-team deal. The Knicks sent Ronny Turiaf and cash to the Washington Wizards and reserve guard Andy Rautins to the Mavericks, with other picks involved.
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November 11, 2010
OAKLAND, Calif. - The term once was worth a thousand words. "Philly fighter" evoked a knowing nod and smile from even the most casual of sports fans, and the meaning - while based on a hardscrabble reality - grew to extend beyond any geographical base. Philly still means "tough and smart," said Dean Demopolous, the former Temple assistant now serving the same role for the Los Angeles Clippers. It's no secret that boxing in Philadelphia and elsewhere doesn't exist as it once did. But if you know Rasual Butler even a little bit, it's not surprising that he was at one time, as a youngster at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in South Philly, a boxer and a ballplayer.
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June 9, 2010
The Rasual Butler All-City Classic, a high-quality tripleheader involving most of the top basketball underclassmen in the area, will be played tonight at the Community College of Philadelphia, 17th Street just south of Spring Garden. The freshman game will begin at 5:15, followed by the sophs at 6:45, a live performance by Meek Millz at 8, and the juniors at 8:30. The rosters: Jeffon Powell, MC&S; Miles Overton, Academy New Church (injured); Rondae Jefferson, Chester; Jeremiah Worthem, MC&S; Devon Haines, Williamstown (N.J.
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January 27, 2010 | Inquirer wire services
Hornets trade guard The New Orleans Hornets will not have to pay the NBA's luxury tax this year after dealing reserve guard Bobby Brown to the Los Angeles Clippers. Yesterday's deal gave the Hornets a conditional 2014 second-round draft pick from the Clippers and brought New Orleans' player payroll below the $69.9 million luxury-tax threshold. The Hornets have shed millions in payroll through several trades this season, including Monday's deal that sent shooting guard Devin Brown to Chicago and earlier trades that sent guard Rasual Butler to the Clippers and center Hilton Armstrong to Sacramento.
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August 13, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Philadelphia native Rasual Butler, who starred at Roman Catholic and La Salle University, was traded yesterday by the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Clippers for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2016. The Clippers also received cash from New Orleans. Butler had the most productive season of his 7-year career in 2008-09, averaging 11.2 points and 3.3 rebounds while playing in all 82 games for the Hornets, who made the playoffs. He shot 40 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three-point range to match his career averages.
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April 8, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Chris Paul had 26 points, nine assists and nine rebounds and David West scored eight of his 20 points in overtime as the New Orleans Hornets downed the Miami Heat, 93-87, clinching a playoff berth in the process. The game went into overtime when Rasual Butler nailed a 30-foot three-pointer for the visiting Hornets as time expired in the fourth quarter. Peja Stojakovic scored 24 points for New Orleans, which got only 12 points from its bench. Dwyane Wade scored 32 points before getting ejected with 1.4 seconds remaining and Michael Beasley added 25 off the bench for Miami.
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March 2, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Shaquille O'Neal scored 33 points and the Phoenix Suns overcame a 49-point performance by Kobe Bryant to beat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, 118-111, yesterday. Matt Barnes added 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Suns, without Steve Nash for the third straight game due to a sprained right ankle, beat the Lakers for the first time in four tries this year. Pau Gasol scored 30 for the Lakers, who have lost two in a row for just the third time this season. After his 45-point game against Toronto on Friday, O'Neal has consecutive 30-point games for the first time since March 5-7, 2004, when he and Bryant were dominating teammates in Los Angeles.
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January 27, 2009 | By PHIL JASNER, jasnerp@phillynews.com
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets were involved in 12 playoff games last season. Rasual Butler, the pride of La Salle University, didn't so much as wear a uniform for any of them. "That's never happened to me," Butler was saying yesterday, all but wincing at the memory. "I went into the offseason and worked really hard to make sure I wouldn't experience the feeling I felt as an individual again. "We had a successful year and I was supposed to be a part of it, considered one of the core guys of the franchise.
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