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According to TMZ Sports and CBS2, longtime NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle died in a car crash around 2:00 a.m. this morning in Los Angeles. Butler was 38, and LaBelle was 31. Their car apparently hit a parking meter, flipped over, and slammed into a wall after the driver lost control on Ventura Boulevard. Fox 11 LA first reported the crash early this morning (video of the car is somewhat graphic).

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Butler spent 14 seasons in the NBA with the Heat, Hornets, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards, and Spurs, where he served primarily as a backup three-point specialist. He played in two conference finals series, once with the Heat and once with the Pacers, and even if he never became a star, he had a truly impressive career for a 53rd overall pick from La Salle.