Win Butler Named MVP for 2016 NBA Celebrity Game: Comments and Reaction

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Win Butler Named MVP for 2016 NBA Celebrity Game: Comments and Reaction
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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.

Butler shot 6-of-17 from the floor while scoring 15 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, per the Guardian, and announced after the game that he will retire from celebrity competition, per Raptors HQ.

That same postgame interview was cut short by ESPN's Sage Steele when it took a political turn. Dan Hanzus of provided video of the exchange:

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:

Dan Wolken of USA Today didn't seem to be up to date on his pop culture history:

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. 

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