Caron Butler. Photo Credit Keith Allison.

Mark Wahlberg And NBA’s Caron Butler Set To Do Movie


NBA Champion and Sacramento Kings Forward Caron Butler is about to stretch his admirable journey from the streets to the NBA just a bit further into Hollywood proper.  To the delight of NBA fans everywhere, Butler has inked a deal with A-list Hollywood big hitter, actor/producer Mark Wahlberg to make his memoir “Tuff Juice: My Journey From The Streets to The NBA,” into a major motion picture.  With Caron’s memoir already having earned high praise  from the likes of fellow NBA stars Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Vice President Joe Biden, it would seem to be the logically step that Butler’s friend and associate Wahlberg would look at the book not only as an inspirational read, but also as a great story for the big screen.  Butler, who first met and became friends with Wahlberg in 2011 during his days as a Los Angeles Clipper, was initially surprised by the idea of making his memoir into a movie when it was first suggested to him by Wahlberg after Wahlberg read a copy that Butler had given him as a matter of course.  Nevertheless, once Butler realized what Wahlberg wanted to do, he was anything but slow on the uptake: “When someone like Mark Wahlberg tells you that your life could be a movie, you listen,” stated Butler in discussing the details how the deal came to pass, continuing: “I’m excited to take the next step towards sharing my story with an even larger audience and it’s a blessing to have someone as well-known and respected as Mark Wahlberg by my side.”

As for the other side of this Hollywood/NBA movie match made in heaven, Wahlberg was equally glowing in his evaluation of his NBA bestie Butler and the necessity of his story being told on the big screen: “(Caron is) a perfect example to all the young kids growing up in tough neighborhoods to never give up on your dreams.” Given the rough and tumble childhoods paired with outsized professional success that both Butler and Wahlberg have lived through, certainly they should do very well as a producing team in telling this Butler’s story with the gravitas and authenticity that it is due.

As an extra added bonus, for those who are excited to see the movie, but are expecting something along the lines of what has been made before with regards to stories of surviving and thriving despite tough circumstances, Butler would seem to be hinting that he and Wahlberg have a trick or two up their sleeves that has yet to be revealed.  ” There hasn’t been a true NBA story told on the big screen like this,” said Butler cagily, continuing: ” We have some actors and writers in mind.  I can’t wait to see how it unfolds on film and be a part of the process.  It is a dream come true.”

Hopefully it will prove to be a dream come true for Butler, Wahlberg and viewers alike.  Butler’s movie will be produced by Caron Butler and Butler’s agent Raymond Brothers of IAM Sports & Entertainment, Mark Wahlberg, Leverage Entertainment, Music For The People and Closest To The Hole Entertainment.

  • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

    Marky Mark ? He should have gotten a brotha to be involved.

    • I find it hard to believe he couldn’t find 1 or at least a non-racist white dude anyway.

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        Sadly, that’s how they do. You have to get at least one crakkka to sprinkle his honky dust over the project as a blessing. That or it gets labeled a “black movie”. Typical hollywood bullshit.

      • SMH this why I prefer indie studios. Lot less headaches.

      • bluelight74

        I hope you realize you’re having a dialog with a white troll who comes here to mock people because that’s what trolls with empty lives do.

      • That just go to show you how much time I spend on here…

  • Marky Mark??? A-list Hollywood big hitter??? Get off the drugs kyliekrab

    • RonRico Jones

      So Mark Wahlberg is not an a-list Hollywood heavy hitter? You need to check dude’s resume. Excellent look for Caron though.

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  • STEPH

    WGAF about Caron Butler or Mark Walburg, if it’s not about The Other Guy’s part 2, IDGAF.

  • SBRon

    All your comments are on point, nevertheless, Caron’s story IS inspirational and should be spread to the youth! I learned of his childhood when he first got to UCONN and he’s been one of my favorite hoopers ever since. I hope the movie gives his story the props it deserves!

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    MW is a fuxing racist. Wth