Saturday, May 02, 2009

That's Surprising--Scalabrini Edition

I was not expecting the name Brian Scalabrini to singled out for praise during a discussion of the bench of the Celtics triumphant Game Seven tonight.

But damned if it isn't with some justification--most minutes from a bench player (25); solid shooting (3-6, 2-3 3pointers), and only a -6 overall.  That means the Celtics were outscored by only 6 whilst Scalabrini was on the floor, and considering he's a big slow not very talented defender, that's holding his own, and then some.

Incidentally, I was watching Game 6 with Jess of I Was Told There Would Be Bacon fame, and she noted that Brian was giving off a Michael Rapaport vibe.  I argued that B-Scal was rocking a Glen Hansard look.  I was wrong.  This video is from last year, but it surely proves that Scalabrini has been channeling Rapaport for awhile:


Andrew Wice said...

Obviously Micheal Rappaport, all the way.

Pshoff, Big BM.

And you call yourself irreverent.

Jess said...

Big Blue Monkey also called MTV's Rock 'n' Jock Basketball the "Jock 'n' Jam" or some such nonsense.

I was so embarrassed for him. Or completely incensed. I forget.

Garwood B. Jones said...

This is about OUTRAGE!