Mar 26, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls power forward Brian Scalabrine (24) reacts during player introductions against the Denver Nuggets during the first half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Brian Scalabrine Story: A Look At The White Mamba’s Legacy


In a league in that has seen legends take the court such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson; there is perhaps no greater story than the story of Brian Scalabrine.

Scalabrine, who is a NBA icon, started from the bottom and his elite basketball skill have brought him to the top. That is why there is no better fake “30 for 30″ story for ESPN to do than the story of Brian Scalabrine.

Scalabrine ended his storied 11-year career in the NBA after the 2011-2012 season. In that final season, Scalabrine set the scoreboards on fire by averaging 1.1 points per game with the Chicago Bulls. A fine ending to a career in which Scalabrine averaged 3.1 points per game.

Scalabrine, still has some time before he is eligible for the NBA Hall of Fame, but the White Mamba is a first-ballot Hall of Famer in my estimation.

Okay, so may be I exaggerated a little–a lot–on how glorious of a career that Scalabrine had but the former NBA player has always been a fan favorite. Between his time with the Boston Celtics and Bulls, Scalabrine became a legend among those respective fan bases despite his lack of playing time or statistical input.

The legend of the White Mamba is one that will never go forgotten.

 

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