- ‘Tis the Season: London florist creates $4.6 million Christmas wreath
- No tailgating allowed at Super Bowl XLVIII
- Pentagon to transport African troops to Central African Republic
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend’s shopping jumps to his death
- Ukraine leader to talk with protesters; Washington urges caution
- Pope Francis: A nun saved my life
- Israeli P.M. Netanyahu backs out of Mandela funeral
- Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle
- U.S., British intelligence agents enter online sci-fi world to spy on gamers
- Sarah Palin to host the outdoors show ‘Amazing America’
‘Tough Juice’ hits the spot
Butler missed his first two shot attempts before sinking a 20-footer with 9:11 left in the first quarter. You almost could hear a collective sigh of relief from the Wizards bench.
“Caron, obviously, was big for us,” Jordan said. “We kind of rallied around his toughness.”
It is that toughness that led Jordan to coin the nickname “Tough Juice” with Butler.
“I saw the first week in training camp what Caron would mean to this team,” Jordan said.
Butler spent the last week squirming on the bench, pleading with the team’s doctors and trainers to let him attempt to play.
“It was very hard to sit out while we were losing,” Butler said.
And the pull on Butler only mounted as the Wizards lost winnable games in Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Chicago.
Yet, given the go-ahead to play against the Cavaliers, Butler was uncertain how the thumb would respond. He just knew he didn’t want to play with a taped thumb. The tape, he said, would encourage opponents to go after it.
“I started to feel like I was in a rhythm after I hit the 3-pointer,” Butler said.
By then, the outcome was decided and the Wizards were en route to their second consecutive playoff appearance.
By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend's shopping jumps to his death
- Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu backs out of Nelson Mandela funeral
- Obama lied about Syrian chemical attack, 'cherry-picked' intelligence: report
- MSNBC host: Obamacare a 'wealthy white men' racist word
- Lawmakers see 'false narrative' of Obama as a terrorist fighter
- CURL: Obama tells a whopper on IRS scandal
- Ted Cruz sees legal landmines ahead for Obamacare
- WOLF: The president's other Obamacare lies
- Bill OReilly reminds: Nelson Mandela was a communist
- MILLER: Brady Campaign says Colorado recalls due to NRA, not grassroots opposition to gun control
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
The Constitution: Every issue, every time. No exceptions, no excuses. And how to get from here to there.
Crystal Wright is a black conservative woman living in Washington, D.C.
All of the world’s problems, solved on your back porch
Why can’t humans just be free to be humans?
White House pets gone wild!
Let it snow