Video: Butler trolls Valanciunas with fake handshake steal
Caron Butler steals the ball from Jonas Valanciunas with fake handshake.
This is one of those plays that will reveal how seriously you take competition. You may consider this a classless, unnecessary move by a player who was down 27 points. Or, you may consider this a veteran clowning a rookie in a meaningless game in January, because he can.
I lean towards the "don't take yourself too seriously" but there are arguments to be made either way.
The Raptors had the ball up 98-71 over the Clippers. Rookie C Jonas Valanciunas held the ball at mid-court as time was running out. Clippers F Caron Butler casually walked up to him and extended his hand in a friendly post-game handshake. And then...
Cold, Caron. Valanciunas was not happy about it after the game.
Jonas Valanciunas was rather annoyed about Butler's last second play. And, um, disappointed the two teams don't meet again this yr.— Eric Koreen (@ekoreen) February 2, 2013
C'mon, Jonas. You're a rook. These things happen. Butler's not proving a point, he's lost more than his fair share of regular season games. Personally, I just think it's funny. The Raptors, not so much.
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