During Celtics Media Day yesterday, WEEI spoke with rookie E'Twaun Moore about playing basketball in Italy during the lockout for Benetton Treviso -- the same team as former Celtic Brian Scalabrine.

According to Moore:

“The legend of Scal? Man, Scal had his own song in Italy — his own Scalabrine song. The White Mamba is definitely a great guy. He definitely taught me a lot about this team and the league.”

A Brian Scalabrine song? I decided to look into this immediately. I found the following report and the above video on BallInEurope.com -- not sure if the chant at the beginning is the Scalabrine song that Moore is referring to or not, but they appear to love the White Mamba as much as we do!
It is something of an informal tradition for Italian basketball fans to sing songs and chants to support their teams during basketball games, and a very short while passed before fans of Benetton Treviso dedicated a personal chant to Brian Scalabrine. They immediately opted for “Scalabrine uno di noi!” (“Scalabrine is one of us”).

Danielle Hobeika 12/14/2011 05:26:00 PM Edit
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  1. Damn, I would stay there if I was him, haha. People love him

  2. Anonymous says:

    after all the praise he was getting over there, really surprised how messed up and quick he left them just to come back to a league that barely knows he exists and makes fun of him at every turn.

  3. Karl says:

    Love you Scal! Ginger love is everywhere

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I'm the owner of the video. The chant at the beginning is the main song for him, but the audio is not so goog. He's look like the "Oh Balotelli...." that the supporters of Manchester City soccer club dedicated to the italian player.

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