TAG: Brian Scalabrine

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

Jan Vesely (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

NBA / Oct 3, 2013 / 10:45 pm

Watch Warriors Coach Mark Jackson & GM Bob Myers Ball Against San Quentin Inmates

JacksonScals

On the north shore of San Francisco Bay, sits San Quentin State Prison. Earlier this month, Warriors head coach and former NBA point guard Mark Jackson joined another former NBA player, assistant coach Brian Scalabrine, who — along with Dubs general manager Bob Myers and others — played against a select team from the state prison, the San Quentin Warriors. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 3, 2013 / 2:00 pm

10 Of The Most Cringe-Worthy Dancing Moments In NBA History

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O’Neal (photo. @Lakers)

If you’re going to make it in the NBA, you need a wide repertoire of skills. That’s why players spend endless hours mastering their footwork, spin moves, balance and overall body control. I’m talking, of course, about their dance moves. Read More »

NBA / Jun 24, 2013 / 11:00 am

Darko, The White Mamba & The NBA’s 12 Most Unlikely Champions

Eddy Curry

Eddy Curry

NBA championship teams are built around franchise players, Hall Of Fame coaches and close-knit team chemistry. While superstars are necessary for getting buckets and making plays, a championship team would not be complete without the guys who ride the pine all year long. Read More »

NBA / Jun 14, 2013 / 11:15 am

The 10 Greatest “Oh No He Didn’t” Quotes In The NBA Finals Since 2000

Ron Artest

Ron Artest (photo. Stephen Hill)

The NBA Finals have given us a lot. Spectacular finishes. Legendary performances. Bill Russell. Magic Johnson. Tim Duncan. But it’s not always the big trophies and the ESPN specials that we remember. What about the lighter moments? Read More »

Video / Oct 30, 2012 / 10:45 am

Brian Scalabrine Explains Why Rajon Rondo Will Win The NBA MVP

Brian Scalabrine

Brian Scalabrine isn’t the only one predicting Rajon Rondo will win this year’s MVP (stay tuned on that one). Rondo’s maturity, and the state of the Celtics, is a topic of discussion across the league. Most believe this is the year Rondo officially takes over the team. In this video, watch the White Mamba compare his former point guard to Jason Kidd, and break down why he thinks Boston’s best player will be the league’s most valuable. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Brian Scalabrine: A True Ginger-American Hero

Brian Scalabrine

Brian Scalabrine (photo. Spencer Lund)

God Bless Brian Scalabrine.

What is it about Brian Scalabrine that drums up so much wide-spread acclaim that’s in no way related to his output on the court? His highest scoring average for a season was 6.3, and he barely ever started or played big minutes. He never scored more than 339 points in a season, so why was he so popular both in the online world and on the court, where fans would go ballistic when he was subbed in late in blowouts? Read More »