What does sixth-year Hornets forward Rasual Butler like to do when hes not playing basketball? Hornets TV analyst Gil McGregor sat down with the Philadelphia native and La Salle product to find out more about his interests away from the game of hoops.
Favorite thing about New Orleans:
I love the food and the people here. Im from Philadelphia, so Im a history buff, too. Im going to really enjoy being here.
Favorite New Orleans food:
Without a shadow of a doubt, it is the fried crab claws from the Acme Oyster House.
Scarface, Goodfellas, the Godfather trilogy, Hoodlum. All the gangster movies.
Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson.
Who hed like to play Rasual Butler in a movie:
Denzel Washington. Id pick him because he gives people the passion (in a character). Being an inner-city kid, I think he can relate to the things I went through.
Scarlett Johansson, Halle Barry.
Superpower hed like to have:
The ability to fly.
His three wishes:
One, for there to be world peace. Two, to be as close as I can be to becoming a man of God. Three, to have financial freedom.
What hed be doing if he werent an NBA player:
Id want to be an entrepreneur. I want to use basketball to set up my life so that after basketball, Ill never have to work for anyone besides myself.
Professions he wouldnt want to do:
Anything that would have me in a cubicle. Anything where I have to sit down and I cant fit under the desk [Butler is 6-foot-7]. I also wouldnt want to work in sanitation.