Racine-born NBA veteran and former Milwaukee Bucks player Caron Butler is now one step closer to having his life story made into a movie. As reported by Bleacher Report and confirmed by a Swanson Communications press release, the current Sacramento Kings player, 35, recently signed over film rights to his 2015 memoir, Tuff Juice, to none other than Mark Walberg.
The book covers Butler’s tough upbringing in Racine, a period in which the future top 10 draft pick sold drugs and was arrested 15 times. It also spans his lengthy professional basketball career and his foray into starting businesses. While there’s no guarantee a Tuff Juice-inspired movie will ever hit the silver screen, Walberg securing the story’s rights makes it a distinct possibility.