Brian Scalabrine Demoralizes 1-on-1 'Scallengers'

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2013

Brian Scalabrine has gotten a lot of flak over the course of his career for being more of a cheerleader than an actual NBA player.

Of course, everybody seems to forget about the 15 points per game he averaged while helping the USC Trojans reach the Elite Eight back in 2001. He was also a decent role player for the New Jersey Nets, and for the first few seasons that he spent with the Celtics.

Even still, there are people who convince themselves that they have a chance against one of the NBA's lesser players.

Well, they're wrong.

A local CBS radio station in Boston put on a "Scallange," enticing a few local players to play against Scalabrine in a one-on-one matchup.

Scal' played at a quarter of his full speed and was still able to soundly beat everybody who came his way, including the threesome of the event's radio hosts, Fred Toucher, Rich Shertenlieb and Jon Wallach.

Scal' beat them 11-1.

Just know, next time you go to rag on the Brian Cardinals, Kent Bazemores and Hamed Haddadis of the world, there's a 99 percent chance that they're all better basketball players than you are.

You can check out the full 30-minute video of Scal' annihilating a bunch of middle-aged New Englanders on the show's website.


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