Former NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle were killed in a car crash early Wednesday morning in Studio City, California.
Butler, who played 14 seasons in the NBA with eight different teams, was 38-years-old. Police say he lost control of his Range Rover, struck a parking meter and slammed into a wall. His wife, a former contestant on American Idol who was signed to Epic Records, also died at the scene. Butler is survived by his daughter from a previous relationship. (TMZ)
- Butler was a second-round draft pick of the Miami Heat in 2002 after a superb career at La Salle University.
- He played his last NBA game with the San Antonio Spurs in 2016.
- He was also very close friends with former NBA player Lamar Odom and even appeared in some episodes of the reality show Khloé & Lamar.