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I’m Coming Home

Before anyone cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid raised in Enumclaw, Washington. It’s where I walked.  It’s where I ran.  It’s where I did a paper route at age six.  It’s always held a special place in my heart until 2005. From the moment I signed with the Celtics, I knew this was my new home. Most of the people are just like me, they work hard, they play hard, and the passion they have for their sports team is unlike anywhere in the world. I had passion for my team just like the fans.  I guess I was kind of like the fans except I had a courtside seat for free and if we were up by 20 with less than two minutes to play I would get to go into the game.  Where was I – the great American city of Boston.  In Boston, people’s passion can be overwhelming.  But it drove me.  The Celtics hadn’t won a championship since the Larry Bird era of the 80s, so I wanted to give them hope when I could.  I wanted to inspire them when I could.  My relationship with Boston became bigger than basketball.  I didn’t realize that when I left Boston in free agency four years ago.  I do now. 

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I’m Coming Home

Before anyone cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid raised in Enumclaw, Washington. It’s where I walked.  It’s where I ran.  It’s where I did a paper route at age six.  It’s always held a special place in my heart until 2005. From the moment I signed with the Celtics, I knew this was my new home. Most of the people are just like me, they work hard, they play hard, and the passion they have for their sports team is unlike anywhere in the world. I had passion for my team just like the fans.  I guess I was kind of like the fans except I had a courtside seat for free and if we were up by 20 with less than two minutes to play I would get to go into the game.  Where was I – the great American city of Boston.  In Boston, people’s passion can be overwhelming.  But it drove me.  The Celtics hadn’t won a championship since the Larry Bird era of the 80s, so I wanted to give them hope when I could.  I wanted to inspire them when I could.  My relationship with Boston became bigger than basketball.  I didn’t realize that when I left Boston in free agency four years ago.  I do now.

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Brian Scalabrine appreciation post

Brian Scalabrine appreciation post

upnorthtrips:

Happy 35th, White Mamba

I accept my Brian Scalabrine role. I’m cool with it
— Rasheed Wallace (on his role with New York Knicks)
Brian Scalabrine; pure shooter. 

Brian Scalabrine; pure shooter. 

In other NBA news, THIS happened

In other NBA news, THIS happened

pocketballers:

The White Mamba - Brian Scalabrine

I’ll accompany this with a mix of the world’s greatest.

pocketballers:

The White Mamba - Brian Scalabrine

I’ll accompany this with a mix of the world’s greatest.

Around two hours ago, the Offseason asked readers to give the oft-neglected Brian ‘Veal’ Scalabrine a little love, by voting him the best player from USC. At the time, Brian was receiving less than 10% of the vote, beating only Nick Young. 

We didn’t quite get Veal the glory he arguably doesn’t deserve, but we got him into 2nd place. Needless to say, the Lakers booth was a little baffled. Great work, everyone!

(The NBA 5)

I imagine poor Scalabrine is still a little sad that the Celtics let him go. Let’s lift his mood using the power of the NBA Offseason, and let him know he’s the best Trojan in the league.
Go to the Fox Sports West site and vote for him—the voting panel is halfway down the page on the right. Let’s put a smile back on Brian’s dial!
Update: 5 minutes after this was posted, Brian has gone from 10% of the vote to 14%. Keep it up, guys. Give Brian the glory he deserves!
(The NBA 5)

I imagine poor Scalabrine is still a little sad that the Celtics let him go. Let’s lift his mood using the power of the NBA Offseason, and let him know he’s the best Trojan in the league.

Go to the Fox Sports West site and vote for him—the voting panel is halfway down the page on the right. Let’s put a smile back on Brian’s dial!

Update: 5 minutes after this was posted, Brian has gone from 10% of the vote to 14%. Keep it up, guys. Give Brian the glory he deserves!

(The NBA 5)

The Ginger Goes to Chicago
via ESPN Chicago:

Free-agent forward Brian Scalabrine has agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Chicago Bulls, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.
New Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, formerly a Boston Celtics assistant, wanted Scalabrine and pushed hard for him with Bulls general manager Gar Forman and vice president John Paxson.
Scalabrine,  32, spent five years with the Celtics and had limited playing time last  season. He averaged 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds a game in nine seasons  with the Celtics and New Jersey Nets and made four trips to the NBA Finals, including a title-winning campaign with Boston in 2008.
(@huhwhatandwhere)

The Ginger Goes to Chicago

via ESPN Chicago:

Free-agent forward Brian Scalabrine has agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Chicago Bulls, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

New Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, formerly a Boston Celtics assistant, wanted Scalabrine and pushed hard for him with Bulls general manager Gar Forman and vice president John Paxson.

Scalabrine, 32, spent five years with the Celtics and had limited playing time last season. He averaged 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds a game in nine seasons with the Celtics and New Jersey Nets and made four trips to the NBA Finals, including a title-winning campaign with Boston in 2008.

(@huhwhatandwhere)

Luke Harangody is the perfect replacement for Brian Scalabrine.
See more images from the rookie photo shoot on Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie
@Suga_Shane

Luke Harangody is the perfect replacement for Brian Scalabrine.

See more images from the rookie photo shoot on Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie

@Suga_Shane

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This is still a classic in my mind.  Skeets goes in on the infamous “Simon Says” instrumental, produced by Pharoahe Monch.

Get the funk up! 

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