Dec 18, 2012, 3:29 PM EST
Brian Scalabrine (nicknames: White Mamba, Veal) has played for the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls, in addition to a short stint in Europe. Now he’s back, having turned down an assistant coaching position with the Bulls to be a broadcaster for Comcast SportsNet New England.
Scalabrine has also been the focus of jokes among some NBA fans who see his career as less than stellar. In addition to calling such fans “idiots”, Scalabrine recently issued this challenge on ESPN-Chicago Radio:
“In Boston right now, we have this challenge going out. I do a radio show out there, and there are people on the street that really believe they can beat me. So we’re doing tryouts for the top 10 people in Boston to play me one-on-one.
“And we’re playing to 11. And we’re gonna film it, everything. The reality of people and what they think NBA players are like. I’m the last guy on the bench and I will kick your butt if you’re out on the streets. It’s just the way it is.”
First of all, this should be a reality show. How do I know this? I never watch reality shows, but I would watch this one. It has the potential to be very entertaining. Secondly, as Basketball Jones points out, Scalabrine will likely destroy all comers. He’s only 34, is contemplating playing in Europe again next season, and whatever you think of his talent, he played 11 seasons in the NBA. And you did not.
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