First things first.
You can not tell me that Brain Scalabrine is not Michael Rapaport in disguise.
Now that we have that out of the way, don’t be shocked if more middle of the road NBA players especially veterans, take the same route as Scalabrine. Here is what he had to say.
“For me personally, if in the next 15 days it’s still kind of like it is now, I’m just going to Europe and play,” Scalabrine said in a phone interview. “The thing about that is you have to commit for the whole year and you have no out clauses whatsoever. I support the players and the union and want to see the (NBA) game stay great. But at the end of the day, with two years or so left of playing basketball, I’m not interested in watching billionaires fight. I just like the game too much. I like the camaraderie. I like to play. So why not do it in a great city in Europe and educate my family?”
Hard to argue with that especially when European teams will pay big money to any decent NBA player. Scalabrine might actually get to play more than 4 minutes a game, probably not, but one can dream.