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Smack / Dec 2, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Story Time With Scalabrine: KG Beats Glen Davis In “Over The Top” Arm Wrestling

Glen Davis, Kevin Garnett

After Kevin Garnett pretended he’s was going to bite Joakim Noah on the court then gave Mike Tyson a shout out, Fox Sports 1 had Brian Scalabrine on to regale watchers with his own KG anecdote. Scals told a story of his time with the Celtics when Garnett proved he was the alpha on the team during an impromptu arm wrestling contest on the team plane. Read More »

Smack / Aug 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Brian Scalabrine Says Mark Jackson Didn’t Challenge His Players Enough

Brian Scalabrine, Andre Iguodala

Last season, Michael Jordan clone Brian Scalabrine famously spent the second half of the season coaching Golden State’s D-League team, the Santa Cruz Warriors, after being demoted from a lead assistant by then-coach Mark Jackson. Last week, Scals went on Doug Gottlieb‘s radio show for CBS Sports and talked about his difference of opinion when it came to the coaching philosophy of Jackson, who was terminated after leading the Dubs to the playoffs in two consecutive seasons including a No. 6 seed last year. Read More »

Video / Aug 8, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Evidence Brian Scalabrine Is Just Like Michael Jordan

Scottie Pippen, Brian Scalabrine, Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson

Scottie Pippen, Brian Scalabrine, Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson (photo. @Scalabrine)

A couple days ago we posted the third, and final, “Identical Plays” video showing just how similar Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan were on the court. Now shocking new video proof has surfaced showing former Bulls forward Brian Scalabrine is also an MJ doppelgänger. White Mamba, indeed. Read More »

Smack / Aug 4, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Brian Scalabrine Pens “I’m Coming Home” LeBron Parody For Boston Return

Brian Scalabrine

There aren’t many role players with the following of True Ginger-American Hero, Brian Scalabrine, which is why many of his fans in New England lamented his move to become a Warriors assistant coach. After being demoted to the Dubs’ D-League outfit by dictatorial former coach Mark Jackson, Scalabrine announced in a CSNNE.com exclusive today he would be returing to Boston’s broadcast booth again. His announcement doubled as a fun parody of LeBron James‘ “I’m coming home” essay for Sports Illustrated. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 6, 2014 / 3:35 pm

Report: Warriors Fire Coach Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson

The Warriors have fired head coach Mark Jackson the team said today in a statement today. Owner Joe Lacob met with Jackson this morning to give him the news and we wrote about this possibility yesterday, but the axe fell sooner than expected despite ample and public support in the Warriors’ locker-room. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 29, 2014 / 11:30 am

Report: Fired Warriors Assistant Coach Secretly Taped Conversations

Stephen Curry, Darren Erman

Coming just two weeks after the demotion of first-year assistant coach Brian Scalabrine, the departure of another assistant coach, Darren Erman, was viewed as a sign that Mark Jackson had lost control of the Warriors. That wasn’t really the case it appears. After the team said Erman was released for violating team policy, Chris Broussard of ESPN reports that Erman had been found secretly recording players and coaches without their consent. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 16, 2014 / 5:19 pm

Watch The Unbelievable Brian Scalabrine “30 For 30″

Brian Scalabrine

Brian Scalabrine (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports; photoshop. screen capture Connor Hough YouTube )

For eleven glorious seasons with three different teams, the Boston Celtics, New Jersey Nets and Chicago Bulls, Brian Scalabrine never averaged more than 21.6 minutes per game. Despite his perpetual place on the bench, Scals has become a hero among his legion of fans with a special place in their hearts for the Ginger-American hero. Watch as the “White Mamba” gets the ESPN 30 for 30 treatment on YouTube from one of his many fans. Read More »

Video / Mar 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 10 Most Awkward NBA Interviews

Russell Westbrook

NBA players are known to provide highlights on the hardwood, but some of the entertainment slips behind the scenes as well. In light of Ken Griffey Jr.‘s painfully uncomfortable interview on SportsCenter last week, Dime has counted down the ten most awkward NBA interviews. Read More »

NBA / Dec 17, 2013 / 2:00 pm

10 Of The Worst Players In The NBA This Season

Jan Vesely

The athletes that play in the NBA are genetic freaks. Nothing against football players or swimmers but when it comes to hitting the genetic lottery, the NBA is full of them. Tall, freakishly long-limbed, endowed with incredible physiques and hand-eye coordination and abnormally high amounts of fast-twitch muscle fibers… it just doesn’t get any freakier than the NBA. Read More »

NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

50 Best Nicknames In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames. Read More »