Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The 12th men in the NBA sometimes catch a lot of slack. A lot of them never really get to play, just sitting at the end of the bench for the majority of the season. However, one thing fans need to realize is that they are not better than any one in the NBA. It’s fair to say that there are some college players and international players better than some NBA players, but someone watching the game from their couch is not anywhere near the same level as an NBA 12th man. Not even close. Regardless, many fans will still say “I can sit at the end of the bench and do nothing.” And that part is true. But they can’t compete with the best players in the world if called upon. Brain Scalabrine is a perfect example. For much of his career, particularly toward the end with the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls, he was a bench warmer. Remember, folks; NBA management kept him in the league for 11 years. He can clearly play. Sure, he looks like a fool next to LeBron James or Kevin Durant. But he would smoke any fan who thinks he has a chance. Well, at least if you’re white. Tired of people challenging me 1on1. Let me be direct. If ur white & not N the NBA u have No chance. If ur a brother, maybe…but i doubt it — Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) April 5, 2013 Well, there you go. Obviously, Scal was joking here. You may remember he dominated some fans who thought they could beat him one-on-one in Boston. Like, it wasn’t even close. At all. -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter The post Brian Scalabrine: No One White And Not In NBA Could Beat Me appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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