The second life of Brian Scalabrine, an NBA folk hero

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The second life of Brian Scalabrine, an NBA folk hero
The second life of Brian Scalabrine, an NBA folk hero

Brian Scalabrine ended his NBA career in 2012 on the foot of an NBA bench, a cult hero known more for his everyman persona than his play. Six years later, the league has changed, but the man has not. The captain of the Ball Hogs of the BIG3, a summer league for retired players, Scalabrine takes in games from the same angle of the floor. In seven appearances for the Ball Hogs, the “White Mamba” has averaged a single minute per game and just 1.4 points. But being the sixth member of a 3-on-3 team only adds to his legend, and he has no hard feelings about his role. “Look, those guys are better than me,” Scalabrine recently said over the phone of his teammates. “I think Josh Childress is a really

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