NBA Unleashes ‘White Mamba’ Upon the Web
Depending on how you interpret the game of basketball, the NBA has just released either the awesome-est or gross-est highlight reel to hit YouTube.
The clip features Brian Scalabrine. Scalabrine, for the uninitiated, is a red-haired, pasty-faced journeyman center who spent eleven seasons warming the bench for three different teams. He was alternately loathed and loved by fans for his herky jerky moves, decided lack of hops and human-victory-cigar status before announcing his retirement from the NBA earlier this month.
In a nod of respect to the man some know as the “White Mamba” (as opposed to Kobe Bryant’s “Black Mamba”) the NBA on Tuesday shared this expertly produced two-minute collection of pick-and-pops, reverse pivots and below-the-rim finishes.
No matter your opinion on Scalabrine, you’ve got to tip your cap the NBA for its sense of irony and social media savvy.