Sometimes in late July, stories like this become very interesting. Well, at least to me.
Gery Woelfel of The Journal-Times wrote a feature on Caron Butler and how he's planning for a financial future past basketball. And one thing mentioned is that Butler is the sole proprietor of six Burger King restaraunts.
As to why Burger King, it's because Butler used to work there.
"I once worked at Burger King in Racine,'' Butler told Woelfel. "I know the business. I know it from the janitorial spot all the way through the management side. I know that game inside and out.''
This is just speculation on my part, but maybe this is where he picked up the chewing straws habit. And MAYBE this is where his supply came from. Mystery solved.
Butler also has interest in "shadowing" mega-billionaire and business extraordinaire Mark Cuban next season Woelfel says, to get a better sense of how to interact with the business side of things. He also plans on taking some business courses at Duke next year too.
Butler will make about $10.6 million next season playing for the Mavericks and then becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2011 season. But evidently he's the type of proactive player that's not just waiting for the checks to come in. With a lockout on the horizon, Butler appears to at least be ready for the long haul if needed. He's got a little extra cash-flow, plus can always go grab some french toast sticks if he wants them. Not bad at all.
[Via Skeets ]