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Post#16 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:32 am by iceman3699

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Post#17 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:34 am by ComboGuardCity

If you're an NBA player you're better than 99% of D1 basketball players.
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Post#18 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:40 am by Wreckus13

I just watched 30 minutes of Scal going one on one. It was awesome
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Post#19 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:42 am by TottiGOAT

LOL @ the 2nd guy's defense
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Post#20 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:47 am by BodieB

That was pretty impressive.
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Post#21 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:58 am by Slava

First of all mad props for Scal to do this and on camera, can't think of many NBA players even retired to do 1 on 1 against a random guy.

The skill level is totally different though, if you watched him play the first guy, the first 6 shots were 6 different ways to score and he kept the guy guessing all the time. I don't really think he was playing solid D either, just holding his position and using his smarts to not give the other guy a driving lane.

Pretty cool to watch.
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Post#22 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:01 am by KyletheDingbat

The strength difference is immense.
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Post#23 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:05 am by Doddage

BattleTested wrote:These guys weren't bad players by any means. One of them played at Syracuse just last year. But it's pretty amazing the staggering amount of difference between a 40 year old NBA journeyman and the best guy at your local gym.

Scalabrine is 34, not 40.
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Post#24 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:09 am by ricochet

TBH Scal was pretty bad.. I'm disappointed.. Finishing at rim = 1/10..
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Post#25 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:09 am by nikomCH

The crazy part is you think about how even your best local talent can't measure up to Brian Scalabrine. That puts into perspective how unbelievably good guys like Kobe, LeBron, and Melo are 1 on 1. They would probably win 1 on 3 if you gave them the ball first.

But still I wouldn't say Scalabrine was that impressive. He missed a ton of shots he really had no business missing and really only dominated because these kids don't have the ability to shoot over a 6'8" guy or the body to stop him on defense.
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Post#26 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:15 am by og15

ricochet wrote:TBH Scal was pretty bad.. I'm disappointed.. Finishing at rim = 1/10..

Scalabrine definitely wasn't in the NBA because of his one on one abilities. He muscled a lot of the guys to get his baskets, but it wasn't domination. I've seen better domination in one on one before, but these were also the best guys available I'm assuming

ComboGuardCity wrote:If you're an NBA player you're better than 99% of D1 basketball players.
Depends, positions also matter, and making the NBA isn't just about being a good one on one scorer
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Post#27 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:18 am by BodieB

nikomCH wrote:The crazy part is you think about how even your best local talent can't measure up to Brian Scalabrine. That puts into perspective how unbelievably good guys like Kobe, LeBron, and Melo are 1 on 1. They would probably win 1 on 3 if you gave them the ball first.

But still I wouldn't say Scalabrine was that impressive. He missed a ton of shots he really had no business missing and really only dominated because these kids don't have the ability to shoot over a 6'8" guy or the body to stop him on defense.

You're discounting how well he used his size, strength, and footwork to get them out of position. It's not like he just backed them down for 20 seconds and shot a layup.
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Post#28 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:30 am by Deathclutch23

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Post#29 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:40 am by mj234eva

Palmeirense wrote:lol, the third guy absolutely stinks. He does play good d, though.


If that were the league, he'd have fouled out. :lol:
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Post#30 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:58 am by eagereyez

If I'm not mistaken, the niche Scal found in the NBA wasn't going 1on1 in the post. He wasn't the type of player you fed the ball to down low and expected him to drop meaningful numbers, he was the guy who hustled for you and brought energy/rebounds. Right?
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Post#31 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:01 am by ItsSensei

I don't know how people can doubt any NBA players lol, they practice with the greatest every day.
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Post#32 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:19 am by Dupp

Im just wondering does everyone play one on one like this in america? Its like a video game. I'm use to keeping the ball live and going for rebounds and stuff.
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Post#33 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:27 am by jdm_dc_fan

I think I'm the only one who actually was given Scal more credit before the pickup game? :oops:
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Post#34 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:36 am by deliriousmouse

Scal still has 12 years of professional basketball on everyone on this forum.
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Post#35 Re: Scal takes on challengers
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:59 am by TheWhiteMamba

Well, no surprise that an NBA ALL-TIME LEGEND as the White Mamba can ball.
If he was a little more selfish, he could have dropped 30k+ in the NBA easily.
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