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Chubby, Slow, But Finally Useful: Brian Scalabrine’s Player Capsule

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA


He looks more like a substitute teacher than a professional athlete. He is slow and chubby, but makes $15 million to play basketball. Before this year, Scalabrine earned, oh, about none of that contract.

Scalabrine was more likely to be mock-cheered by the Boston fans than to make a meaningful contribution, more likely to wave a towel all game than to play, and probably even more likely to be on the inactive list than to play in the playoffs.

Scal divided the Celtics fan base in half. Some people loved him because he was easy to poke fun at, and reminded us more of our own lazy, sloppy selves than a professional athlete. Others hated him and resented him for more or less stealing $15 million from our favorite t...

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