Former Clipper Rasual Butler, wife killed in Studio City crash
Former Clipper Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle, were killed in a car accident early Wednesday morning in Studio City.
Butler, a second-round pick by the Heat in 2002, played for LA from 2009-2011. His best season during his 13-year career came with the Clippers, when he averaged 11.9 points per game during 2009-10 season.
The L.A. Clippers are deeply saddened by the loss of Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle. Rasual will long be remembered not only for his accomplishments on the court, but for his vibrant personality, positive outlook and the compassion he had for everyone around him. pic.twitter.com/Hti86knOXa
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 31, 2018
Butler also played for New Orleans, Chicago, Toronto, Indiana, Washington and San Antonio.
His wife, Leah LaBelle, was a signer and former contestant on ‘American Idol.’