We live in a world where the man in the photo above has achieved the ultimate basketball goal over guys like Barkley, Iverson, Malone, Vince, take your spin of the wheel.
Brian Scalabrine, a 2008 NBA Champion, looks like he’s in middle management at Enterprise and is content with having the tools to be his own boss. That is why fans refuse to believe he’s hauled in $20 million playing basketball.
First team All-Pac 10 at USC was not enough. Four NBA Finals appearances wasn’t enough. 11 years in the league wasn’t enough. A dope ass headband wasn’t enough.
This is exactly why in 2013, one year after his retirement, the White Mamba put on the Scallenge, calling out listeners of a Boston radio station to send in tryout videos to take battle him in a one-on-one tournament.
He humiliated all participants by a combined score of 44-6.
This birthed a tweet that will soon be eligible for the Naismith Hall of Fame.
Tired of people challenging me 1on1. Let me be direct. If ur white & not N the NBA u have No chance. If ur a brother, maybe…but i doubt it
— Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) April 5, 2013
Just this week, a high school basketball player put a pair of sneakers on the line in a one-on-one game to 11 with the 43-year-old.
It did not end well for him.
These high school kids bet Brian Scalabrine a pair of shoes they could beat him 1-on-1 😅 @brkicks
(via joshlopesss/IG) pic.twitter.com/FX2NjbD4Sa
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 23, 2021
When will the slander stop?
“I'm closer to LeBron than you guys are to me." – Brian Scalabrine. https://t.co/qJMSnQvyg8
— War Chief Chris 💙❤️ (@KaiserAurelian) March 23, 2021
Brian Scalabrine proving how good at basketball you have to be just to be bad in the NBA is my favorite bedtime story. https://t.co/R4tsXmWWrC
— Mirann Lolani Tsumura (@MirannLolani) March 23, 2021
The absolute worst player in the NBA would walk into any amateur run and air fry the whole gym https://t.co/QqOfyeCG9k
— jason c. (@netw3rk) March 24, 2021
These kids forgot Brian Scalabrine was a BUCKET https://t.co/z5GGVm5chq
— Trade Deadline Faigen (@hmfaigen) March 23, 2021
Nature is healing.