If you think you can beat Brian Scalabrine in a game of one-on-one -- and admit it, the thought has probably crossed your mind -- now is the chance to prove yourself.
Scalabrine, who currently hosts a radio show in Boston and does Celtics commentary for Comcast SportsNet New England, told ESPNChicago that he will be playing 10 of Boston's best ballers in one-on-one games.
The idea, Scalabrine says, is to prove to people just how difficult it is to play in the NBA.
In Boston right now, we have this challenge going out. I do a radio show out there, and there are people on the street that really believe they can beat me. So we’re doing tryouts for the top 10 people in Boston to play me one-on-one.
And we’re playing to 11. And we’re gonna film it, everything. The reality of people and what they think NBA players are like. I’m the last guy on the bench and I will kick your butt if you’re out on the streets. It’s just the way it is.
The 34-year-old Scalabrine retired earlier this year after 11 seasons in the NBA. He never started more than 17 games in a season, but he was a crucial bench presence on several successful teams, including the Boston Celtics squad that won the 2008 NBA championship.
Scalabrine was a crowd favorite wherever he played, and he was so adored by fans that the NBA even made a highlight reel for him when he retired.
So no matter how good your jump shot is, or how much you dominate in that rec league, you probably couldn't beat Scalabrine. But it sure would be fun to try.
(H/T to Off the Bench)