Brian Scalabrine is well-known in the blogosphere and among the NBA elite, but not for his prowess on the court. He’s played in the league since the 2001-2002 season and somehow is tired of being the brunt of jokes. You may know him as the White Mamba, but he thinks you’re an idiot if you think he is a joke via Sam Smith.
“I don’t get discouraged,” Scalabrine was saying when I asked him about those fans chanting his name despite such a limited contribution. “I’ve heard ‘I’m not good enough’ plenty of times. I really don’t care what people say. I don’t care if people think I’m not good. It doesn’t bother me. Because I think I am a good player. I know the game. And even now if someone says I suck as a broadcaster, I’m not going to be offended.
“The way I look at it is if that’s the case (people are mocking me), then—and no disrespect—you’d have to be an idiot,” he says, getting just a tiny bit red other than in his hair. “That I won some contest to be in the NBA? Or that I don’t have to fight every day? That I’m not the first guy on the floor and the first in the weight room and the last to leave? That I haven’t been waking up 5:30 my whole life to train? I’d have to think you’d are an idiot to think I’m a joke. They might, which would be disappointing. Maybe it is that. But I know why I’m here.”
White Mamba does have a point, one can’t “suck” and enter the NBA and stick around for a decade, but at the same time isn’t on the same tier as many other of his colleagues. He’s like on the F-List.
Some other people you may think are a joke:
- Dane Cook as a comedian
- Queen Khia thinking she’s better than Beyonce
- J.R. Smith thinking New York could win a championship
- Chris Brown
- Tim Tebow as a quarterback
- Rudy Fernandez’s flops
We must be idiots thinking the above are joke worthy.
Silly, White Mamba.