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He has been there for the most part of these last five years: sitting at the center of the bench, cheering up the team, talking to the coaches and being a presence in the locker room. His contract made him a lock in trade ideas around the world, he's been shipped to Sacramento, Washington and New Orleans, but the fact is that you always end up finding him sitting at the same spot on the Celtics bench.

Get ready for it: it might be time for you to realise that the moment some wished for so long time is about to arrive. One day, our red haired forward will not suit up in green and that day could come as soon as next week, next month or the summer. Most likely he will be included in a trade in the next few weeks, as his most hated feature (his hefty contract) is the most attractive trade chip for the team to get some help for the championship run. If somehow he manages to continue here after February, I believe he will be playing his last career minutes in June. Hopefully, he will retire with a ring this summer and will start working for this organisation in another level.

Brian Scalabrine will be known for his team oriented play, the brain doctor examinations, his three pointers from the corner and his tough defense. Some will also keep in mind his reluctance to shoot that three when left wide open at home games, his lack of rebounds or his inability to find his own shot. But all of us will remember that we once had a player that could hustle and play under any circumstance, risking his own health and life after several hits on the head.

As for me, I will remember Mr Brian Scalabrine as the perfect teammate, the ultimate team player that could sometimes put a smile on your face when he hit consecutive three pointers and make our team reach double digit leads in games.

Soon, I believe, he will be sit some inches further from his usual spot on the bench, close to Ty Lue and the rest of the coaches and assistants. Until then, enjoy the last playing days of the unique Celtic, Brian Scalabrine.

Bohemian 1/17/2010 10:28:00 AM Edit
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9 Responses so far.

  1. Finally some love for Scal! Thanks Bohemian.

  2. tb727 says:

    Wayyy too many Scalabrine references on this site lol. Come on Bohemian, how about a little Otis Birdsong love lol.

  3. Bohemian says:

    We need more Birdsong articles and memorabilia! :D Tb, WTHH to Kandiman?? ;)

  4. JR says:

    Otis put the kabosh (is that how you spell it? Doubt it.) on the Birdsong memorabilia. We had Otis coffee mugs, retro jerseys, cell phone covers and more, but he's a greedy sob I tell ya! ;)

    Nice piece Bohemian btw.

  5. tb727 says:

    Yeah Otis Birdsong and Dwayne Schnitzius should be the two faces of Celticslife. Kind of like that old He Man action figured named "Man-e-faces" when you'd spin his head he'd have different faces...

  6. JR says:

    lol at man-e-faces!

  7. tb727 says:

    You know you had that JR lmao...

  8. Anonymous says:

    I'm so glad this era is over. I could used about 3 less years of it.

    eja

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