The elder Scalabrine aka ( White Mamba) was donning a uniform again in his adopted hometown as the captain of the Ball Hogs in the Big3, an eight-team traveling 3-on-3 league featuring rosters jammed with former NBA stars. The moment was a dream come true, giving the former Celtics back-bencher a glimpse at what some Boston legends experience when they return to be feted on the parquet floor.
Not only was he playing in front of thousands of fans who love him for his work as a Celtics TV voice, but his little boy was also finally getting a glimpse of Daddy doing what he loved most.
“I wasn’t going to lose it or anything like that, but I knew what this was,”
Scalabrine said after finishing the Big3 contest in Boston.
“I knew going into it, it’s not one of 82. It’s one of the rest of your life.”