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Caron Butler is a starting forward for the L.A. Lakers and a rising star in the NBA. His road to success has not been easy. Growing up on the streets of Racine, Wisconsin, Caron was arrested 15 times before the age of 15. "My role models back then," Caron says, "were pimps, drug dealers." It wasn't long before Caron ended up in a maximum-security detention center, where he would face the most painful time of his life. "It was survival," he remembers. "People were getting raped. You've got murders in there. ... It was a bad environment."
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FROM: How My Worst Moment Made Me a Star
Published on September 09, 2005

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