May 3, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers small forward Caron Butler (5) walks to the locker room after the 118-105 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Caron Butler cries at Milwaukee Bucks introductory press conference (video)

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NBA veteran Caron Butler is no different than any other player in the league. They’d tear up at the thought of playing for the Milwaukee Bucks.

But unlike the vast majority, Butler wanted to play for the Bucks.

The longtime NBA forward has had a pretty busy offseason as he was traded to the Phoenix Suns from the Los Angeles Clippers (he said he learned of the trade on television) and was then quickly moved to the Bucks as the Suns had no desire to pay his relatively hefty salary.

That wasn’t a concern for the Bucks though as they felt a need for a small forward and Butler, who says it has been a life long dream to play for the Bucks, seemed like the perfect fit.

Playing for the Bucks was so important to Butler, he was overcome with emotion during a special introductory press conference held by the team and began to cry.

So why was playing in Milwaukee so important for Butler? Well, he did grow up in the area and spent the vast majority of his youth there. Of course, if it was so important he could have signed as a free agent there, but, let’s not get into facts – they have no place here.

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