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Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards scores 2 of his 22 points against Rasual Butler of the Miami Heat in Miami's 98-93 win on December 15, 2004 at MCI Center in Washington, D.C. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Rasual Butler (born May 23, 1979) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in the Point Breeze area of south Philadelphia, one of the toughest sections of the city, notorious for crime. After a career at La Salle University, Butler was a second round draft choice of the Miami Heat in the 2002 NBA Draft. After three seasons, he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets as part of the largest trade in NBA history. The 4 team trade involved the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, and Utah Jazz, and featured thirteen players, most notably Eddie Jones, Antoine Walker, Jason Williams and James Posey. Rasual recently starred in Trina's music video "Here We Go".

His outside shooting is considered to be his greatest strength, achieving 36 percent over the course of his career and even 46 percent (50 total) during the 2003–04 season from behind the three-point line according to NBA.com. His career-high total were 134 made three-point shots (37 percent) during the 2006–07 NBA season.

During the 2007–08 regular season (still with the New Orleans Hornets) he averaged 17 minutes of action, 4.9 points and 2 rebounds per game while coming mostly from the bench.

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