NBA Player Rasual Butler’s Net Worth and Cause of Death

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Rasual Butler, the NBA professional who lost his life in a horrific car accident, was regarded as one of the most successful players in the history of American basketball. This changed his life, and he pursued his career in the field of basketball. In both his pre-professional and professional careers, he was a successful player. He made his career memorable to us with his success in the field of ten NBA awards, achieving the records and recognition of the award. His successful career in the NBA made him a famous, rich, and honored player. Though he is not in the world, he is in the hearts of all of the basketball-loving people of America. His life history is still mysterious to all basketball-loving people. So if you are one of them and want to know Rasual Butler’s worth, then read this article to the end.

Rasual Butler’s Family and Childhood

Rasual Butler took the first inhale of his life into the world on May 23, 1979, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His full name is Felix Rasual Cheeseborough. He is the son of his father, Felix Cheeseborough, and his mother, Cheryl Taylor.

At an early age, he lost his father. Butler’s school career was with the Roman Catholic High School of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here he spent the early years of his basketball career.

Profession:Basketball Player
Full Name:Felix Rasual Cheeseborough
Father Name:Felix Cheeseborough
Mother Name:Cheryl Taylor
Position:Small forward and shooting guard
Nickname:Old Hat
High Education:Roman Catholic High School
Eye Color:Black
Hair Color:Black
Marital Status:Unmarried
Girlfriend:Leah LaBelle Vladowski
Children:Raven Butler
  • NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year
  • First-team All-Atlantic 10
  • Third-team Parade All-American
Date of Birth:May 23, 1979
Birth Place:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
College Education:La Salle University
Death:January 31, 2018
Height:6 ft. 7 inches
Weight:98 kg
Current age:38 years
Jersey Number:8, 9, 12, 18, 45.

College Career

During his college career, he was admitted to La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At this college, he played in the La Salle Explorers men’s basketball program. His college care career was from 1998 to 2002. In his college life, he was inducted into the La Salle University Hall of Athletes as the sixth Explorer to score over 2,000 points in 2008. During his college career, he was named to the First Team All-Atlantic 10 in 2001 and the 2002 Verizon Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship All-Tournament team in 2002.

Rasual Butler’s NBA Contract History

He chased the ball for the Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Tulsa 66ers, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, and San Antonio Spurs during his 13-year professional career.

In the 2002 NBA draft, the Miami Heat took him 53rd overall in the 2nd round. He served on this team till 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he was with the New Orleans Hornets. Through a trade, he became part of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2009 and played for this team until 2011. Then he partially played for the Chicago Bulls. In 2011, he signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors and played for the 2011–2012 season. Next season, he wore the jersey of the Tulsa 66ers. He played on the field of basketball for the Indiana Pacers from 2013 to 2014. His 2014–2015 seasons were under the contract of the Washington Wizards. The last team of his professional career was the San Antonio Spurs. He played for this team from 2015 to 2016.

Career Records

In his NBA career, he participated in a total of 809 games and scored 7.5 points on average, grabbed 2.4 rebounds on average, and assisted on average. His other career statistics are AST, FG% 40.3, FG3% 36.2, FT% 74.7, eFG% 48.3, PER 10.6, WS 20.8.

Career Earnings:

2011-12  Toronto Raptors1.2 Million
2013-14  Indiana Pacers1.4 Million
2014-15  Washington Wizards1.4 Million
2015-16  San Antonio Spurs1.5 Million

Rasual Butler’s Net Worth in 2024Rasual Butler net worth

Rasual started to turn over the chapter of his professional phase of life in 2002, and the chapter was closed in 2016. The net worth of this renowned basketball player is $3 million. He became a millionaire on the fortune of a successful basketball career in the field of basketball. The majority of his assets are derived from his career earnings. The rest of the wealth is from the earnings of his post-retirement life activities.


Rasual Butler furnished his wall of achievements, awards, titles, recognition, records, and so many successes. He became the NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year in 2013.

He was part of the first-team All-Atlantic 10 in 2001 and 2002, two times. In 1998, he earned his place on the third-team Parade All-American along with Frank Williams.

Rasual Butler’s Wife/Girlfriend

Rasual Butler was not married in his personal life. He shared a relationship with American Idol contestant Leah LaBelle, with whom he died in a car accident. Butler had a daughter from his previous relationship named Raven Butler-Morris.

Height and WeightButler's height

Rasual Butler stands up to 6’7″ tall and weighs 215 pounds. In the field of basketball, his positions were small forward and shooting guard. He was accustomed to both positions. Depending upon the situation of the matches, he changed his position with the directions of the court. Playing in these positions, he proved that he was best suited for these positions. Being in these positions, he achieved lots of success and helped his teams win lots of matches.

His fans saw him skating on the field of basketball, wearing the jersey numbers 45, 8, 18, 12, and 9. These numbers became the love numbers of his career. All of these numbers represent his name. His fans still miss those jerseys with him on the field of basketball.

Rasual Butler’s Death

Butler is no longer in the world. He took the last inhale of his life on January 31, 2018, in Studio City, Los Angeles, California. In a horrific car crash, he and his girlfriend, singer Leah LaBelle, died simultaneously. At the time of his death, he was 38 years old.

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Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.


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