The Scalabrine Challenge


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If you’ve been a fan of the NBA for a while, chances are you’ve heard of Brian Scalabrine’s name before.

Scalabrine, a retired NBA player that played for the New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls was always a player considered to be nothing more than a humorous basketball character in the NBA.

For some apparent reason, fans loved Scalabrine when he scored, but not so much because “Scal” was a dynamic and talented player, but because he always seemed to be the weakest link on the floor. Boy, were the fans wrong.

Via a Boston sports radio station (98.5 – The Sports Hub), that negative perception all changed when retired NBA athlete Brian Scalabrine released a proposition to the public. It was called the “Scalabrine Challenge or for short, the “Scallenge.

The challenge was simple. It invited the top ball-players from Boston to play a one-on-one game with Brian Scalabrine. This was everyone’s shot to finally see if they have what it takes to beat a so-called “average” NBA athlete.

In the end, these skilled athletes were no match for Brian Scalabrine as the 11-year retired NBA veteran quickly proved them wrong. Scalabrine apparently played the top four best ballers in Boston and annihilated the competition by outscoring his opponents with a combined score of 44-6. Who’s laughing now?

It was said that Brian Scalabrine was raining jump shots with ease and even included a few dunks during the matchups.

Even after retiring last year, fans and other skilled ball-players still had the notion that Brian Scalabrine was simply just a mediocre basketball player.

After the “Scallenge,” we’re betting that belief is no longer the same.

With that said, we don’t want to hear another fan yelling out that he or she could beat an actual NBA professional. Just please save your breath.

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6 Responses to The Scalabrine Challenge

  1. Jeremy Wiebe says:

    After tonight, I think Scalabrine would have beaten Duke all by himself as well. Fans should never challenge athletes at their sport.

    • CDR says:

      We agree Jeremy. Fans should now think twice about talking trash to players who sit on the bench for NBA teams.

  2. I had read about the challenge and knew he would school the competition.

    Great idea and good for a guy that generally got very little respect from the fans.

    • CDR says:

      Yes, it was definitely a good wake-up call for all those “ballers” who think it’s so easy to get to the NBA. Players, such as Brian Scalabrine should be given more respect and with this challenge, we think Scalabrine got a little bit more.

  3. Bet those guys got a litte eye opener on what it takes to make it in the NBA :)


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