While it still seems to be a pretty silly use of the NBA's time, the league's decision not to allow Caron Butler to chew on a straw when he plays has some merit to Jason Terry.
"Kids are going to do what we do,'' he said. "That's just the way it is. I can see why they're doing it for safety's sake. But I don't know about all those years in Washington.''
True enough. When Butler was with the Wizards, the league seemed to care a lot less about its little-known straw policy.
By the way, Butler went through shootaround today and is being called a game-time decision by the Mavericks, but he was running with the first team, so figure on him being back in the lineup.