Here we are… celebrating the 17th Celtics championship. We’re listening to KG, Pierce, and Doc all breaking down and getting emotional. And then comes Brian Scalabrine… and oh… was it ever awesome.
- He was NOT on the schedule to speak. He just walked up onto the stage.
- Even BETTER: It forced Kobe, who is obligated by the NBA to speak, to wait until this awesomeness was over.
- The reporters had no questions at first… so he started blasting them for picking the Lakers: “How… when you guys consider yourself NBA ‘experts’… can pick the Lakers to beat us in 6 games… when we’re on TV all the time… so its not like you don’t get to watch us play… I just didn’t see it. You guys were so convincing.. that I maybe thought in my heart ‘wow, this is going to be a series’.”
- Then at the end… he gets asked about not playing at all in the series… and he replies: “it’s not that difficult to do because maybe now you can say I didn’t play a second… but in 5 years… you guys are gonna forget. In 10 years, I’ll still be a champ. In 20 years, I’ll tell my kids I probably started and in 30 years I’ll probably tell them I got the MVP so… I’m really not too worried about it.”
That, my friends, is ownage. All he needed was the mic in his hand… so he could drop it (complete with that feedback noise)… raise his arms (which he did anyway) and leave.
Here’s something to watch for: Paul Pierce Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett will be on Letterman tonight.