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Dahntay Jones’ Proud Father-in-Law, G.K. Butterfield

Butterfield, proud father-in-law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Butterfield, proud father-in-law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Those interested in keeping up with the latest pro-basketball deals could do worse than observe the House floor.  

“My son-in-law just signed with the Clippers!” Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., said while exiting the chamber on Wednesday afternoon. Butterfield’s daughter Valeisha is married to Dahntay Jones, who signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.  For Butterfield, it’s likely more than just a family thing. Jones was a standout at Duke University, the basketball powerhouse in Durham, one of the key cities in Butterfield’s northeastern North Carolina district. Jones, 34, came into the league with the Memphis Grizzlies and has also played for the Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks.  

He most recently has been playing in the NBA’s Developmental League for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, averaging 13.8 points per page, according to Yahoo Sports.  

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