Following dinner it was actually time to cover an event, and what better way to start than with the EA Sports NBA Live 08 Video Game Tournament and Party.
Caron Butler, along with seven other All-Star Weekend participants, played in a single elimination tournament. Butler was put on the spot early, playing in the first game of the tournament against the Portland Trail Blazers Brandon Roy. Having never played this version before, Caron turned to coach/cousin, Jarvis McMillan, to give him a couple quick pointers before the game.
“He’s going to do pretty good,” said McMillian about Caron’s chances before the tournament. “He’s just learning the buttons right now. But he picks up video games pretty fast.”
Unfortunately for Caron, he didn’t pick it up as fast as Roy, losing by over 20 points.
Ha! Take that Tough Juice. The story goes on to say that Tony Parker ended up winning the tournament. If B.Roy had had the last three weeks to practice like Mr. Parker did (he's been out with injury since late January), then I can only assume that Brandon would have ended up taking the crown.