In an interview with NBA.com’s Jeff Caplan, 11-year NBA veteran, Caron Butler, said he would like to mentor 24-year-old, Michael Beasley, who was recently arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession. Butler still believes in the former No. 2 pick, noting that he still has a “tremendous upside.”
Butler, a raging success story born out of an unsavory childhood, arrested numerous times before he turned 15, said if Beasley remains with the team, and if the 6-foot-10, 235-pounder is willing, he will stick by the kid’s side, mentor him, attempt to reach him. At this point, save him from himself.
“I would stay in his ear, I would definitely stay in his ear,” Butler said. “I would continue to motivate him and I would challenge him night-in and night-out, in practice, just whatever I can do to make him better I would do as a human being, and obviously as a basketball player because I think he has tremendous upside still. He’s just 24 years old.”