A former NBA player and his wife reportedly passed away.
The NBA community is reeling over the tragic death of a former player. A car accident reportedly claimed the life of a former college star.
Longtime NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife were reportedly killed in a car accident early Wednesday morning. According to a report from TMZ, Butler, 38, lost control of his Range Rover, struck a parking meter and slammed into a wall.
The accident reportedly happened around 2 a.m. The report also states that police officers believe the car was speeding when the accident occurred.
Photos included in the report show a tragic scene. You can see those photos here.
Butler is a former college star. He spent four years at La Salle before being drafted in the second round of the 2002 draft by the Miami Heat.
He carved out a solid 13-year career where he played with several different teams. Butler also appeared in Ice Cube’s Big3 basketball tournament last year.
Former and current NBA players reacted to the news.
Rip to the homie Rasual Butler & his wife!! Condolences to the butler family & friends. Damn Bro 🙏🏽😪
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) January 31, 2018
Our thoughts are with the Butler family at this time.