Per TMZ, Butler lost control of his Range Rover, hit a parking meter, and ran into a wall, flipping the vehicle. The accident occurred around 2:00 am.
Butler, who was 38 years old, was selected by Miami in the second round of the 2002 draft and enjoyed a long NBA career, spending time with the Heat, Hornets, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards, and Spurs over the course of 13 seasons.
Butler appeared in 809 total regular season NBA games, averaging 7.5 PPG and 2.4 RPG. He also played in 43 postseason contests. While Butler had been out of the NBA since appearing in 46 contests for San Antonio during the 2015/16 campaign, the former La Salle standout participated in Ice Cube‘s BIG3 league in the summer of 2017.
Our condolences go out to Butler’s and LaBelle’s friends and family.