Reason number 8402 I love eBay: for only $39.95 you can buy a basketball skills video starring Brian Scalabrine! Now you too can learn the dark secrets of how to play basketball from a man with career averages of 3.9 PPG (on 39 percent shooting), 2.9 RPG, and 1.0 APG. Yes! And just in time for the Christmas season!
Pay close attention to the video's highlights: "Improve your ball handling" and "Learn the secrets behind the step-back shot." I'm not tryin to be overly negative here, but let's just say I have my doubts. As far as I can remember, the only things Brian is good at are injuries, bad hair, and an utter lack of anything remotely resembling a pro game.
To me, the best part about this isn't that the "suggested retail price" is almost $70, or even that Sterling Athletics chose one of the worst pro players this side of Greg Dreiling to teach us how to play basketball, it's that they chose Brian's worst statistical season (1.9 PPG, 1.1 RPG) to make this video. Not that those numbers represent much of a drop off. It's like comparing vomit to poop: neither option is very attractive.
Funtastic Extra: The auction provides a brief career bio on Scalabrine (like it could be anything other than "brief"), and the main highlight mentioned is: In 2005, Scalabrine signed a five year contract with the Boston Celtics. It's pretty sad when the best thing they can say about you as a professional athlete is that you snookered some poor team into signing you for five years.