Former NBA player Brian Scalabrine recently traveled to Westborough, Massachusetts earlier this month to take part in this year’s third annual All-Star banquet. He spoke for about 20 minutes and told the athletes in the audience and their families about his long journey to the pros. Scalabrine also shared with them more about his current job as a Comcast SportsNet New England broadcaster, as well as some of the great memories he has made workings in the sports industry. The main message he delivered was one that talked about how to get through roadblocks and be ready to take on any challenge no matter what life throws at us.
The Long Beach, California native went to high school in Enumclaw, Washington where he got his start in playing basketball. After graduation he went on to attend Highline Community College for over a year before enrolling at USC in 1998. During his time at USC, the NBA star was named to the All Pac-10 first team and the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 15 first team. He entered the 2001 NBA Draft where he was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the second round. He stayed with the team for four years before moving to Boston to join the Celtics, and finally the Chicago Bulls for his final years in the pros. From 2013-2014, Scalabrine also served as the assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.
Scalabrine recently ventured to Westborough, Massachusetts to speak at the third annual All-Star banquet that happened earlier this month on July 11th. It was a fun time and inspiring time for everyone who went, and Scalabrine had an opportunity to connect with his fans.
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