Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 1/19/13
Kobe Bryant made waves on January 4th when he finally joined Twitter, and the Black Mamba has amassed nearly 900,000 followers since. Meanwhile, on January 16th, in a slightly less ceremonious occasion, former NBA forward and fan favorite Brian Scalabrine (aka, White Mamba) also joined Twitter. He’s gained a respectable amount of followers so far (46,500), while having some fun at the expense of those who dared to poke fun at his career: First a nice introduction: Held out longer than the Black Mamba….Brace yourselves, the White Mamba is in the building. #MambaTweets — Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) January 16, 2013 Next, he’s pumped to watch his two favorite former teammates, Kevin Garnett and Joakim Noah, go at it on Friday night: Can’t wait to see 2 of my favorite teammates KG and Jo battle it out tonight. Imagine if they were on the same team. CRAZY ENERGY — Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) January 18, 2013 Now, here’s the real reason why he probably started the account. Some Boston-area ballers thought they could compete with an NBA player one-on-one. Based on the preview, there may have been a few regrets on their part. So what is the #Scallenge u ask? A bunch of local clowns thought they could beat me in hoops. A preview of what ensued csnne.com/basketball-bos… — Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) January 18, 2013 Ultimately, you can’t spend almost an entire NBA career at the end of the bench and not have a sense of humor about it… “@stormmensing: @scalabrine>@kobebryant White Mamba>Black Mamba” At what? Celebratory high fives? — Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) January 18, 2013 …see: “@ctakacs28: @scalabrine how many minutes you average?” About as much time as you spent with your girl last night. 2.3 minutes — Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) January 19, 2013 Oh, and he’d like to remind everyone that there’s only one White Mamba. “@sun_e_d92: @scalabrine what are your thoughts on @bscalabrine24‘s tweets? I’m the only white mamba that you should be following. — Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) January 19, 2013 You got it, Scal. You can watch the White Mamba take on various Beantown scrubs on CSN New England January 22nd, 23rd and 24th. [@Scalabrine] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
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