What is going on? Every single day another tragedy has been seeming to hunt us all. Today, it was the death of ex-NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife…
Around 2 AM this morning, Rasual Butler was near Studio City when police got the call. After initial reports, it seemed as the 38-year-old lost control of his Range Rover. Butler’s vehicle struck the parking meter and slammed into the wall. The worst of all, the car flipped.
TMZ released the report this morning…
Ex-NBA Player Rasual Butler and Wife Dead In Car Crash https://t.co/z5AJgL0yM3
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 31, 2018
According to the report, officers believed that the car was definitely speeding before losing control, running into the parking meter.
Guys, this is sad. This is REALLY sad. Even though he wasn’t a “superstar” in the league, he definitely had a long and happy career. Butler played with the Hornets, Clippers, Pacers, Raptors, Wizards, Spurs, etc. He just stopped playing in 2016… even joining in on the Ice Cube’s Big 3 league.
Goosebumps. After all that hard work you put into your craft and all those memories you create, to lose everything is extremely difficult. Honestly, it is heart-breaking.
People and organizations around the league gave their prayers to this tragedy…
So sad this morning to here about my friend and teammate 😢 RIP Rasual Butler appreciate the people around u because u never kno 😔😔😔
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) January 31, 2018
Our entire organization is deeply saddened after learning of the death of former Pacers player Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle. pic.twitter.com/ezdVkM12PG
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 31, 2018
There is no way to process the sorrow at hearing of the passing of @RasualButler45 and his wife Leah LaBelle in a car accident early Wednesday. Rasual was one of the legit nicest guys I’ve ever dealt with, over many years & many teams. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) January 31, 2018
— Solomon Hill (@solohill) January 31, 2018
Rasual Butler from WAY downtown. (2009)
Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/GD6c6jRvvI
— Vintage Sports (@VintageSports_) January 31, 2018
R.I.P to Rasual Butler man, he was good to me and kept it G with me during our time in Minnesota! We lost a good one!!
— Kris Dunn (@KrisDunn3) January 31, 2018
I’m hurt man, still in shock, I don’t believe it…not you, you were too good man…feels like I just seen you like yesterday, the both of you…even tho we were teammates for a short period, we bonded like brothers…had an energy that was unmatched, we will miss you good brova, you and Leah both #RIP @rasualbutler8 @leahlabelle prayers up to your families 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
All we can do is keep Rasual Butler and his family in your prayers. Remember, life is short. Make sure you are doing your best to be HAPPY every single day.