Sage Steele Shuts Down Win Butler When Talk Turns from Celebrities to Politics

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Sage Steele shut down Win Butler, the MVP of Friday's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in Toronto on Friday night. When Butler started talking about things the U.S could learn from Canada, the ESPN reporter quickly pulled the mic away.

"I just wanted to say, it's an election year in the U.S., the U.S. has a lot it can learn from Canada, (such as) health care, taking caring of people," Butler said during a post-game interview with Sage Steele.

"We're talking about celebrity stuff, not politics," Steele quickly told the Arcade Fire frontman.

While Butler seemed both annoyed and dejected, Sage Steele gave him a pat on the shoulder after she shut down his non-celebrity ramblings, and wished him well.

"Congratulations on your MVP," she told him.

Win Butler played a great game on Friday, carrying his teammates to a 74-64 victory over the U.S. team. That didn't mean he had the right to push things with Sage Steele, however. She stuck closely to the ESPN motto, "Stick to Sports."

Are you impressed by the way Sage Steele shut Win Butler down during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday?

She did so eloquently, while still showing a great sense of sportsmanship by congratulating Brown despite his gaffe.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.