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HOMETOWN: Memphis, Michigan
CAREER HISTORY: The Edge (Intern); KNIX. I showed up to work in no condition to work (aka hungover) and ended up in a barrel as punishment, and the rest is history.
INTERESTS: Music, Sports, Cooking
FAVORITE CONCERT: Dierks at ASU & Eric Church at the Marquee
FAVORITE MOVIES: Step Brothers, The Departed, Back to Future 1&2 (Not Back to Future 3, the third one was dumb)
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Sportscenter, Entourage, East Bound and Down
HEROES: My Grandpa, Kenny Powers
BOOKS OR MAGAZINES: Lance Armstrong "Its Not About The Bike, My Journey Back", ESPN-The Magazine, Maxim
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GREATEST INVENTION EVER: Batteries
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FIRST CD PURCHASED: Green Day-Dookie
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ: Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx
HERITAGE: German I think.....
PETS: Dog and Cat
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Over 11 NBA seasons, journeyman forward Brian Scalabrine cultivated an image of a regular guy who just happened to play basketball. Eventually, many fans came to believe that Scalabrine was an Average Joe, not an elite athlete (as all NBA players are), and figured that he probably wasn't that great at the profession that earned him tens of millions of dollars. This summer, Scalabrine said that he resented this suggestion (even if he also heartily embraced the regular guy image), and in December he challenged any Boston-area amateur basketball players to games of one-on-one.
Scalabrine — who spent the last few seasons of his career seen as the “human victory cigar” — easily defeated all four of his opponents, throwing down monstrous jams and sinking smooth jumpers as he beat them all by a combined score of 44-6.
It becomes very clear very quickly that Scalabrine is on another level from these athletes. Even against decent competition — the first challenger, Matt Tomaszewski, was on Syracuse's roster just last season — Scalabrine owned everyone. The second and third games were both shutouts, and the six points scored included one two-pointer. In four games, Scalabrine conceded just five baskets.
This full-scale domination isn't terribly surprising, because it really is amazingly difficult to play in the NBA for 11 seasons. Scalabrine managed to do so in part because he found a role as a good teammate, which made him more valuable than his talent may have suggested, but even then he was in competition with an exceedingly small group of potential employees. The idea that any random weekend warrior could challenge him is ridiculous.