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Brian Scalabrine
Brian Scalabrine
Position: None
Born: 03/18/78
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Everyone loves the “White Mamba” nickname, but what are some other names you picked up during your playing career?-Matt Brian Scalabrine: Veal Scallopini kind of caught on for a while. My closest friends just call me Scal. I’ve had some nicknames that I hoped would stick but didn’t. For example, I liked “The Vanilla Godzilla,” personally. But no other name caught on quite like White Mamba. I mean, it really is the perfect nickname for me.
What is it like to have spent part of your professional career as essentially human victory cigar? You spent your whole life becoming a serious professional athlete, so was it weird when fans considered it a novelty when you came into the game?-Michael Brian Scalabrine: I wish I would have embraced it more in Boston than I did. When I was with the Celtics, I thought it was a little disrespectful when the starters would bust their ass to get us at a 15-point lead, and then fans would start chanting my name. I felt like it deflected attention away from the team. I didn’t really get it.
Do you have any regrets from your NBA career? What’s something you’re particularly proud of?-Vince One thing I was particularly proud of was my winning percentage as a starter. It was around 62% or 63%. I was proud of that because of the caliber of player I’d be asked to replace in the lineup. In New Jersey, I’d be filling in for Kenyon Martin, and in Boston, I’d be backing up KG and Kendrick. When I played alongside starter-caliber players, the team did well, and that meant a lot to me.
“Paul’s trash talk was devastating because he’s so witty and smart,” Scalabrine added. “I mean, the guy is off the charts smart. It’s one thing to say something outrageous or offensive to throw someone off, but I would hear Paul just cut through guys with his words. And the fact that he was so respected made his insults hurt even more. “Nobody wants to get told they’re human garbage by The Truth.”