by Caron Butler. You gotta be kidding me. For real? I hate David Stern.... best line in the article. Well, this sucks: NBA bans Caron Butler from chewing straws - Ball Don't Lie - NBA Blog - Yahoo! Sports The Baseline must be right — David Stern's only course of action to swing the balance of power back to his Lakers ratings darlings was to deprive Butler of his precious straws. Crafty move, Stern. Crafty move.