Today Boston lost our beloved Scal. Brian Scalabrine was not a great player, if fact he rarely entered the games unless the deal was done, sealed and delivered. No insult to Scal, Boston is a great city if you are a marginal player and want to be treated like a star. If you come to Boston with limited skills but give it your all and embrace your role much like the City’s blue collar core, then it’s fans will love you like a hero. It happens every day in all four of our major sports, we love the little guy, it’s in our blood.
The Bulls signed White Chocolate to a non-guaranteed contract bringing him to camp where Tom Thibodeau, former Boston asst coach, is taking over as first year head coach. There is no doubt Thibs sought out the big man for the inspiration he brings to a locker room and he will be sorely missed in our camp.
This leave a huge whole in Boston.
Who will be the first guy off the bench? No not to play, but to high five and congratulate anyone coming off the floor.
Where will they find a guy to wear the clover with such pride? Looks like Lucky the Leprechaun just got promoted.
To an outsider this may sound insulting, but anyone who knew Scal the Player in Boston knows how true it is, he far lived out his playing days based on the enthusiasm he brought to the court day in and day out. For the first 2 years in Boston I would yell at Scal while watching the game for his blunders and awkward play. If Scal was not making a three pt attempt you were looking at a potential blooper. It wasn’t until I began watching the sideline between plays that I saw his true calling, Brian Scalabrine will make a great coach one day.
Thank you for five great years Brian, you will always be welcome in any Boston pub when visiting from Chi-town, and I doubt you will need a cent.
Boston will weep today