Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler was named the MVP of the 2016 Celebrity All-Star Game in Toronto on Friday, as Team Canada won 74-64 over Team America.
That same postgame interview was cut short by ESPN's Sage Steele when it took a political turn. Dan Hanzus of NFL.com provided video of the exchange:
Sage Steele could be sued for pushing Win Butler off his soapbox that violently. Tremendous. pic.twitter.com/fSj3Mnbauz— Dan Hanzus (@DanHanzus) February 13, 2016
The NBA provided this highlight of Team America coach Kevin Hart looking displeased after Butler made a basket to give Team Canada a 16-14 lead:
Butler scored eight points in last year's Celebrity Game, and his brother Will thought he was robbed of the MVP award. That wasn't the case this year, as his double-double got him the praise and postgame fun, per Joseph Casciaro of The Score:
"Mostly basketball. I do a little music on the side" MVP Win Butler, who also said he dreams of a team in Montreal pic.twitter.com/5D70FWJ1nv— Joseph Casciaro (@JosephCasciaro) February 13, 2016
Dan Wolken of USA Today didn't seem to be up to date on his pop culture history:
I had to Google Win Butler. Didn’t help.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) February 13, 2016
With this being his last game, there was no better way for Butler to go out on top. Despite not shooting well, he imposed his will on the glass, which turned out to be the difference-maker for Team Canada.