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Caron Butler gets emotional during introductory press conference with the Bucks (VIDEO)

Sep 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

Caron Butler found himself experiencing a rare set of circumstances this summer, but he seems happy with the end result.

Butler was traded from the contending Clippers to the rebuilding Suns, as part of the deal that sent Eric Bledsoe to Phoenix. The Suns seemed satisfied with the addition of Butler at the time, but less than two months later, he was sent to Milwaukee in exchange for young assets and increased flexibility under the league’s salary cap.

While the Suns were the aggressors in the deal with the Clippers, it was the Bucks who pursued the acquisition of Butler. The 11-year veteran and two-time All-Star is from Racine, Wisconsin, so returning to his hometown had him understandably a little emotional during his introductory press conference, which was held at Racine Park High School.

“I’m a little emotional definitely,” Butler said. “Y’all see me crying at press conferences and at other things all the time – draft night – but it’s a different emotion now because this is a dream come true. This is something that I always dreamed about, thought about. I never thought it would happen. So it’s special. Thank you.”

  1. pukpokito - Sep 7, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    sincerity.hope he does well for himself the team and the bucks fans.he is a good man.

  2. legend30 - Sep 7, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Caron, you’re the man! Good luck this season!!! Bucks got themselves a tremendous player, I got a chance to hangout with Caron at his house. Great person and great family man.

  3. the1whothinks - Sep 7, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Wow – if nothing else sincere and unique, traded to the Bucks and its a dream come true, not a nightmare finish to a solid career… If you love sports you’ve got to root for Caron and the Bucks…Give em the antlers

  4. rickyspanish - Sep 7, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    I’m happy for Butler and Milwaukee fans. Knowing that someone wants to be on your team when the immediate future isn’t as bright as it could be has to be a good feeling.

  5. 00maltliquor - Sep 7, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Fear the Deer

  6. bruiserbrigade - Sep 7, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    God bless tough juice, thanks for the week you spent here in the desert. Hopefully some of that toughness wore off on some guys here.

  7. mcqphx - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    He’s on the Bucks-I think we all know why he’s really crying. Nice cover Butler.

  8. hildezero - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Damn. I really wanted to see what he had to give with the Suns.

  9. stoudemelo - Sep 7, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Consider Caron a Milwaukee Bucks legend! He is the only player in history who has wanted to play there

  10. drgums - Sep 8, 2013 at 5:15 AM

    Sometimes good people win

  11. peddealer - Sep 16, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    ToughJuice

    Wish you luck!

    It was great having you in Dallas in 2011!

    You should have been healthy and we would have been better!

    Wish we had him still!

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