SLAM Online: Catching Up With The White Mamba, Brian Scalabrine

On Friday I caught up with Brian Scalabrine following the Cavaliers loss in Cleveland to his Chicago Bulls. That conversation went up at SLAM Online earlier this afternoon, and here is the link if you missed it.

Below is an excerpt from my article with Scal as well:

The 10-year NBA veteran Brian Scalabrine was eating a salad over by his locker just after his Derrick Rose-less Bulls squad hung a 39-point beat-down on the Cavaliers this past Friday in Cleveland. Scalabrine had checked into the game a few minutes earlier and exploded for 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in eight minutes of work.

I walked over toward his locker, introduced myself and asked him if he had a few minutes to talk. He responded by putting his hand behind his right ear and offered the following in a voice loud enough for half the locker room to hear.

“What did you say?” he asked with a smile on his face. “I can barely hear you. I’m not sure if you noticed all those fans cheering for me out there when I checked in, but the crowd’s roar, it was deafening. You really gotta speak up.”

As everyone within earshot starting laughing, including me, The White Mamba then reached over, grabbed a chair, and motioned for me to sit down.

My conversation with the coolest guy in the NBA was as follows…

For Full Article: SLAM Online

Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine,,, and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.