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Butler writes good-bye letter to Wizards fans

Feb 22, 2010, 6:11 PM EDT

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The Dallas Morning News has a post up today with a transcript of the good-bye letter Caron Butler had published in the Washington Post.

Here’s the beginning of the letter:

“When you get traded, you don’t get time to say goodbye. More important, you don’t get the opportunity to say, “Thank you.”

Thank you, to some of the best fans in the world. Representing you and representing this city has been an honor I will always cherish.”

It’s heartwarming to see a player feel the type of connection to a fanbase that Butler feels with Wizards fans. Fans are used to being let down when one of their favorite players switches teams; Butler’s letter shows that players sometimes feel the same way. Antawn Jamison gave a similar message to the fans after he was traded, saying “I love them more than they love me.”

Even with the Wizards having a year to forget in a lot of ways, it’s clear that Jamison and Butler both appreciated the support they received from Wizards fans right up until they were traded.

  1. George - Feb 23, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    I am glad my gnerall impression of Caron has been substantiated. With many NBA players, there is a whole lot of drama in the way they approach the game, their team and the Fans. Caron always keeps its real and as a Wizard Fan, I am highly impressed by this gesture and wish him and his family all the best of luck in Dallas.

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