Found October 25, 2011 on Ball Don't Lie:
Few American basketball players get mocked more than Brian Scalabrine: he stays at the end of the bench, is only sort of in shape in a league full of athletic specimens, and has red hair. When you think about it, he never had a chance. This season, however, Scal is plying his trade in Italy with Benetton Treviso, one of the most successful clubs in Serie A history. Unlike in America, he's not warming the bench. In fact, it looks like he's starring. This highlight video, taken from a recent game against Avellino, who Scalabrine at his best. He hits open shots from the perimeter, drives by defenders, and even plays some impressive defense. He looks like an all-around (if unathletic) talent on the order of Larry Bird, and I don't entirely mean that as a joke. The European style suits him well, and their announcers pronounce his name with considerable flair. It's enough to make you wonder if he'll even bother coming back to the NBA when the lockout ends. A fat paych...

Brian Scalabrine Looks Impressive While Playing in Italy During NBA Lockout (Video)

Plenty of NBA players are staying in shape during the NBA lockout by playing overseas. The change in leagues seems to be helping out former Celtic Brian Scalabrine, who is playing in Italy with Benetton Treviso of Serie A. The highlight video below, taken from a recent game against Avellino, shows Scal tearing it up. He's grabbing rebounds and knocking down long-range jumpers...

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Silk All Business Scal adopted all of these poor kid (unconfirmed) Brian Scalabrine playing for the Benneton Treviso in Italy’s series A league is the team’s second leading scorer. … Look at B-Scal going beast mo over in Italy. Who would have thought that all the guy needed was a little PT and some extremely subpar competition to really flourish. He’s like a beautiful...

Video: Scal lighting up Italian Serie A

Yes: What you see here is an actual highlight tape of Brian Scalabrine having a fantastic (for his standards) game for his Italian team Benetton Treviso. I don’t know what a Benetton Treviso is or that there is multiple Serie’s in Italy for basketball is but I do know two things. 1. If I was Scal and I was the second leading scorer for my Italian League, I would highly contemplate...

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Brian Scalabrine is one of those NBA players that we all delight in calling a "role player," even if his role was never particularly valuable. In Boston, his role was to occasionally come in to fall on a loose ball and get praised for his hustle, but mostly it was to delight all of the white kids from Southie who thought he could be Irish...

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I didn’t even know Scal was playing overseas, so this video came as a surprise to me.  I wasn’t surprised to see him draining threes and even driving to the basket for a left-handed layup, though.  There’s a reason why he made it to the NBA, and isn’t his dancing abilities.  Scal was clearly at a huge disadvantage athletically when playing against NBA talent, and most...

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The For Locked-Out Basketball Players

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