Caron Butler ‘Tuff Juice’

Former NBA player Caron Butler was nicknamed Tuff Juice

Caron Butler was entrusted his nickname ‘Tuff Juice’ by his former NBA coach, Eddie Jordan, calling his forward a tough player who was committed to play with high intensity and passion.

Butler had a tough childhood, finding himself dealing drugs at the age of 12 to make money. When he was 15, he was sent to a juvenile correctional facility after police had arrested him for possession of drugs and a gun. Butler then decided that he needed to change his life and make positive choices like enrolling in school and pursing his love of basketball.

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