Posts Tagged ‘Brian Scalabrine’

The time Kevin Garnett arm wrestled Big Baby Davis

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett is famously one of the NBA’s most intense players — known for his ability to focus so deeply that it can devolve into things like headbutting the basket support or even (very occasionally) perhaps attempting to take a chunk out of an opponent.

KG is also intensely private, mostly eschewing interviews and photoshoots in favor of keeping a low profile off the court. But thank goodness for Brian Scalabrine, KG’s former teammate in Boston who did a spot on Fox Sports the other night and told a tale about a team flight where Garnett and Glen “Big Baby” Davis squared off in an arm wrestling contest for the ages.

VIDEO: KG vs Big Baby

(via TNLP)

The amazing story of Brian Scalabrine

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERBrian Scalabrine played parts of eleven seasons in the NBA. As a back-up power forward, Scalabrine seemed to make his most significant contributions off the court — on the benches, in the locker rooms. Scalabrine retired with career averages of 3.1 points per game to go along with 2 rebounds per game. Yet he managed to stay in the NBA for over a decade, because he not only knew the game of basketball (which is why he’s now an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors) but also because he was the kind of teammate that his own teammates enjoyed having around. He also gave himself a funny nickname — The White Mamba — that endures to this day.

But what if Scalabrine actually had been a transformational basketball player? This fake 30 For 30 trailer explores that very question…in a pretty hilarious way…

VIDEO: “Brian”

Brian Scalabrine Has More Skills Than You Know

by Micah Hart

Bulls fans, your team’s season is over. I know it stings. I’m a Hawks fan, and though my expectations were much lower coming into the postseason, it still hurts when the run is done.

So, in an effort to cheer you up, here is a commercial fan favorite Brian “White Mamba” Scalabrine did recently to let you know how you can save money on your electric bill:

Laughter is the best medicine, right?

H/T Windy Apple (via TBJ)

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Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 1 UConn vs. No. 4 USC

by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. In this matchup the UConn Huskies, a top seed with 11 NBA players to choose from, take on the USC Trojans. Veal Scalabrine for everyone!


UConn Huskies

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Ray Allen, Celtics: 23.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.4 steals
Ben Gordon, Pistons: 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.4 blocks, 1.1 steals
Emeka Okafor, Hornets: 15.8 points, 14.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 2.8 blocks, 0.7 steals
Rudy Gay, Grizzlies: 23.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.3 blocks, 2.0 steals
Rip Hamilton, Pistons: 24.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.0 blocks, 1.2 steals

Missed the cut: Caron Butler, Mavericks (injured); Charlie Villanueva, Pistons; A.J Price, Pacers; Hilton Armstrong, Hawks; Hasheem Thabeet, Rockets; Jeff Adrien, Warriors

Team synopsis: Wow. A dynamite scoring team for the boys from Storrs. This team is sort of the anti-LSU — all guard play with only Emeka there to patrol the paint. No real headaches in trying to determine their best lineup, though I suppose one could argue a spot for Charlie V due to UConn’s lack of size. Caron Butler would be in over Ben Gordon if healthy, but he’s missed too much time this year to be eligible. How you would stop Allen and Hamilton, two of the best shooters of all-time coming off screens, is anyone’s guess.  (more…)