Brian Scalabrine: Statistics Prove He's The Chicago Bulls' Real MVP
When considering what makes a player truly deserving of being named the "Most Valuable Player" many aspects are taken into consideration.
If the player was taken off the team, how badly would he be missed? How many wins could they muster without him compared to with his services? How does his scoring and rebounding compare to the players around him? Does he have curly red hair?
Many "experts" out there believe that some Rose kid is the Bulls MVP, and possibly league MVP thus far. To you, I say nay.
Stats show Brian Scalabrine is truly the Bulls best.
Anybody can drop 20 a game, but if you're doing it on 10-34 shooting, you're just hurting the team. Let's look at the percentages. Who leads Chicago in field goal percentage?
Is it supposed MVP Derrick Rose? Nope, he's just at 44%.
Carlos Boozer? A little better at 54%
Look no further than the ginger baby, dropping buckets at a 57% clip.
Free Throw Dependency
Fact: Brian Scalabrine has not missed a free throw the ENTIRE NBA season. Truly remarkable seeing that it's almost Valentines Day.
Rose has clanked 52 freebies this year. Luol Deng? 60 misses.
Sorry Derrick, Scali's got you again.
Handling The Rock
You can't be a team leader or MVP if you keep fumbling the ball away. Limiting turnovers is crucial for any player, and Brian once again shines above the rest.
Carlos Boozer lets the ball slip away nearly three times- every game!
Derrick Rose is even worse, at 3.6 miscues a contest.
When Brian turns the ball over, it's most likely on purpose because he feels sorry for the reverse alley-oop he just threw down on your team. At only 0.4 a game, that's nine times less than Rose.
Staying Out of Foul Trouble
You can't star on the court if your dumb fouls are keeping you off of it.
Here we see Brian clearly doing the smart thing of not contesting the shot so as not to accidentially bump LaMarcus Aldridge and draw the whistle.
He realizes that giving up this one shot is far less important than having to sit and watch his teammates struggle on the court without him due to some silly foul trouble.
At only 1.3 personal fouls per games, he clearly triumphs over teammates Rose (1.7) Deng (2.2) and Boozer (3.3).
You mess with this Bull and you get, well, this stare.
While other players are shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries before games, Brian doesn't play that charade.
He sits. And he stares. And he sits some more, just waiting for the right time, or when the coach tells him, to make his move.
Whether it's taking charges, almost contesting shots or talking trash, it comes down to Brian Scalabrine and then everybody else.
His undeniable, and unorthodox, defense is imitated by many, duplicated by none.
Stats can't begin to measure this monsters defensive dominance.
The People's Champ. King Brian. The White Mamba.
Brian Scalabrine has never been called any of these things, but he definitely should.
He's so popular that after crowd surfing at halftime, old men pinch his elbows.
Brian Scalabrine = MVP
So as you can see, the stats don't lie. Rose? A nice sidekick. Boozer? An overpaid backstabber.
Brian is leading the Bulls to a runaway Central Division crown, and should garner some serious consideration for league MVP.
His game is a mixture of Magic and Kareem, with a dash of Chris Mihm. There is literally nothing the man can't do on a basketball court.
But please Scal, for the love of God, get some longer shorts.