You'll never guess who gave Caron Butler the most trouble in the NBA
Caron Butler, who is in Manila for NBA Philippins, revealed that Tracy McGrady is one player he had trouble with back when he was still playing in the Association.
Caron Butler may have learned a lot from Kobe Bryant, and his Washington Wizards may have had an Eastern Conference rivalry with LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers, but Tuff Juice's toughest NBA assignment was neither the Black Mamba or the King.
It's actually someone who will soon be entering the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Butler, who is in Manila for NBA Philippines, revealed that Tracy McGrady was one player he had a lot of trouble with back when he was still playing in the Association.
"Not tough from a physical standpoint, but just tough from trying to figure this guy out with his talent, it's Tracy McGrady," Butler said on Thursday.
"He was so elusive with the basketball, he could shoot from long distance, he can post you up, he could go to the elbow; he really didn't have no weaknesses. He could dribble the ball or go to his spots and rest," he added.
Another guy that posed problems for Butler back in the day was recent Manila visitor Metta World Peace, the artist formerly known as Ron Artest.
If T-Mac wasn't exactly physical, Metta sure was.
"Another guy, from a physical standpoint, was Ron Artest, Metta World Peace, just because he was so physical," Butler said.
"And he played both ends of the floor, which everybody played both ends of the floor back then and it's getting highlighted now," he added.
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