My dad sent me a very important text message today. He paid the international rates and everything, so you know it’s something I really needed to know. The topic? Brian Scalabrine challenging all of Boston to a one-on-one game, duh. That’s why he’s my dad.

Here are the details, as explained by Scal on ESPN’s “Waddle and Silvy Show” in Chicago (37:30 mark):

In Boston right now, we have this challenge going out. I do a radio show out there, and there are people on the street that really believe they can beat me. So we’re doing tryouts for the top 10 people in Boston to play me one-on-one.

And we’re playing to 11. And we’re gonna film it, everything. The reality of people and what they think NBA players are like. I’m the last guy on the bench and I will kick your butt if you’re out on the streets. It’s just the way it is.

Two things about this:

  1. Brian Scalabrine is right. He will destroy any normal basketball player who thinks they can step to him. He is a 6-foot-8 34-year-old who shot 34 percent from three during an 11-year career and has been out of the league for less than a year. He was good enough during this calendar year to make enough cool plays in an NBA game that necessitated an entire YouTube highlight reel. In the realm of NBA players, he might suck. But in the realm of humans playing basketball, he is still really good.
  2. I really want to see an entire video clip of Brian Scalabrine beating random people at one-on-one. That’s exactly what he needs to secure his place in the internet Hall of Fame.

Other than that, do what you wish with this information. Move to Boston to try to take him down, text your father and tell him you love him or just fire up some old Scalabrine highlights — I don’t care. I just wanted you to know Brian Scalabrine is challenging people in Boston to one-on-one games. My work here is done.

Comments (36)

  1. Scal has already won the hearts of the internet. I only ask for one thing, Stacey King has to do the color commentary for these one on one games.

  2. Get Team TBJ over to Boston!

  3. There are a lot of college athletes in Boston, I’m sure they would love some publicity. I’ll be fairly surprised if scal makes it through all 10 without losing.

    Can’t wait to watch though, does anyone know if the radio station (in Boston) he is referring to is 98.5 The Sports Hub? Thanks

  4. Oh my God, “Like Mike” is going to happen in real life.

  5. If other nba cities were to do this who would their “end of the bench” player be? And who’s end of the bench would win in a tournament of End of the bench champions?

  6. Who dares to challenge the goat?

  7. Paul Pierce should enter just to troll him.

  8. how do i try out

  9. This story is hilarious. I heard about it on this website called AFDBsports.com

  10. I would guess it is WEEI not the Hub…..

  11. I hate to say it because I’ve always loved Scal, but he is really obnoxious doing color commentary for C’s games now.

  12. Scal is actually a pretty solid defender, so I doubt he’ll.lose to a bbal player with no league experiance

  13. F^&* it, I’m moving down to Boston.

  14. It is highly probable they will not only lose but die in the process.

  15. Is it too late to get Ginger Thunder going as a nickname for scal? I like it better than white mamba

  16. He’d kick my arse, no doubt. Although there must be a few streetballers who’d give him a decent run, or ex college heroes who didn’t quite make the cut? We all know one of the main reasons Scal had such a long career was his ethics, not his physical abilities.

  17. How do we apply? My son is dying to get in on this. He is 14, 6’4 and a ginger

  18. The Periodic Table

    Hydrogen, helium,[b] then, Lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluorine and Neon, then, Sodium, magnesium, Aluminium, Silicon and phosphorus, Sulphur and chlorine-an-argon but then Potassium, Calcium, [b] Scandium, Titanium, Vanadium, Chromium, manganese precedes the Iron. Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Zinc, Gallium and Germanium, Arsenic and Selenium , Bromine thirty six Krypton.

    Every element can be recognised by its protons, And chemistry is basically the swapping of electrons, the number in the outer shell determines the reactions, that are able to occur within atomic interactions, Elements reside in the s,p,d and f blocks, like if this table was a garden these would be the plots, containing groups that give order to all the atoms we have got, like on the left there is metals; on the right there is not,

    The metals are good at conducting heat and electricity, but non-metals are not and usually have lower densities, but in between the two opposing chemical families are the metalloid elements that exhibit both qualities, [the] transition metals are found in groups three to eleven, in the d-block, where one third of all elements are dwelling, and the period they rest in can allow us to determine, how many orbital shells that the electrons can be filling. [There’s]

    Hydrogen, helium,[b] then, Lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluorine and Neon, then, Sodium, magnesium, Aluminium, Silicon and phosphorus, Sulphur and chlorine-an-argon but then Potassium, Calcium, [b] Scandium, Titanium, Vanadium, Chromium, manganese precedes the Iron. Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Zinc, Gallium and Germanium, Arsenic and Selenium , Bromine thirty six Krypton.

    I’m hooked on elements of the periodic table, and the first group is the most reactive; Alkali metals, there’s Lithium that we use in the batteries then Sodium that actually’s the filament in street lights and naturally potassium is used as/in fertilizer, Rubidium has a purple flame, the second thing discovered with a spectra-scope by Bunsen and Kirchoff but first off they found Ceasium, but the last of the Alkali metals is labelled Francium.[B]

    [b]Now if you’re managing to tackle my verse let us, wrestle group two with the Alkaline Earth Metals, first is Beryllium; and it’s rare in the Universe, and if you burn Magnesium it’s blinding to observe, and there’s Calcium the most present metal in many animals, then Strontium that’s too reactive to be found (pure) in natural forms, and that’s the norm for the even denser Barium, but beware of radiation from Marie-Curies radium!

    Hydrogen, helium,[b] then, Lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluorine and Neon, then, Sodium, magnesium, Aluminium, Silicon and phosphorus, Sulphur and chlorine-an-argon but then Potassium, Calcium, [b] Scandium, Titanium, Vanadium, Chromium, manganese precedes the Iron. Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Zinc, Gallium and Germanium, Arsenic and Selenium, Bromine thirty six Krypton.

    Switch on the lights, and you might see I’m back again, tackling the group seventeen called the Halogens, they’re non-metal elements the first one is Fluorine as a compound for your teeth it’s in government juice like chlorine, that’s used to raise the hygiene of your water supply, while Bromine retards flames if correctly applied, and in food and disinfectants you’ll encounter Iodine, but heavy Halogen Astantine is the rarest one to find.

    now it’s Time for group eighteen, the gases called noble, they’re really unreactive so these elements are stable-Helium’s the second lightest on the periodic table and the next one is the gas that gives the Neon lights their label. Then Argon is the third most present gas found in our atmosphere, with Krypton and Xenon their found in light sources everywhere; but the one to fear is the radioactive Radon, giving off energy like Johnny Storm with the flame on!

  19. this bench warmer is nothing, hes just a wanna bee or a never as been, i get wait till you get beat or get beat by me. get your tissues out because i am about to make you look bad. “11-0″

  20. i ment to say i cant wait

  21. Jake your an idiot, they already played the games. He played four games to 11 and won all four by a combined score of 44-6. That includes 2 shutouts. White Mamba would school you.

  22. Yo Brian It Must Be Oh So VERY NICE To GET PAYED MILLIONS & MILLIONS EACH YEAR!!!! WARIMING THAT BEANCH & NOT PLAY!!! Why Cant YOU PLAY SOME REAL PLAYERS FROM ALL OVER US Or YOU JUST SKERED Or JUST AFREAD YOU REALY CAN’T REAL BASKETBALL!!!!!

  23. Many thanks for this put up! Some truly inspriational designs here. LC

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