Butler turned around career in 2008-09

Friday, June 19, 2009
By: Jim Eichenhofer, Hornets.com

No Hornets player exceeded expectations during the past season more than Rasual Butler. Coming off a miserable 2007-08 year that included a two-month stretch of DNPs, Butler took over the starting shooting guard role in November and never relinquished the job.

Off the court, Butler has been spending quite a bit of time lately in New Orleans, serving as an instructor during the team's Hornets Summer Hoops clinics for children in Louisiana. He's also one of the three Hornets players who are posting updates on Twitter, the popular new social-networking tool. The Philadelphia native has been tweeting frequently lately on topics such as his philosophy, his social life, and friends or former teammates who played in the 2009 NBA Finals. His Twitter feed is RasualButler45.

Speaking of Twitter, I've been meaning to mention this, but any and all of the Twitter accounts that claim to be from Chris Paul are fake. CP3 is not on Twitter. I feel badly for fans who have spent time sending messages to what they think is Chris Paul, especially because whoever operates those accounts have sometimes been responding as if they really are Chris.

Fortunately, it appears as though Twitter has begun cracking down on impersonations of celebrities and has started deleting those kinds of accounts recently. In the meantime, Hornets.com requests that you not follow a "CP3" Twitter or send messages to any of those fake pages.

If the Hornets' All-Star point guard does decide to launch a Twitter account, we will announce it on this website immediately.