The White Mamba is back.
After spending a year in the Bay Area as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors (and their D-League team), the former Celtics forward and broadcaster Brian Scalabrine is coming back to Boston…as a media member.
Scalabrine announced his return as a broadcaster to Comcast Sportsnet New England in a lengthy and entertaining letter that parodies LeBron James’ letter to the city of Cleveland.
I’m doing this essay because I want an opportunity to explain myself uninterrupted…and gather some great press based on another recent NBA signing…in almost the exact same way. I don’t want anyone thinking: He and Mark Jackson didn’t get along … The Bulls and Warriors couldn’t put the right team together … Does anyone really care what Brian Scalabrine is doing right now? None of these things were true…I may have a press conference, and I am definitely having a party. And all of Boston will be invited. And when we are done, we will still have a few months before we have to get to work.
The former NBA power forward developed a cult-like following during his final couple seasons in Boston before ending his playing career with the Bulls in 2011. After a largely underwhelming offseason for the Celtics so far, Scalabrine’s return to the area as a broadcaster might qualify as some of the best news of the summer for Celtics fans.
In order to re-familiarize yourself with the legend of Scal, take a walk down memory lane and check out his greatest moment in Boston: an impromptu press conference after the team’s 2008 NBA Finals win, featuring a cameo from Bobby Ramos.