The “White Mamba” was the total opposite of Kobe Bryant being called the “Black Mamba.” Not just because of the color, it has also something to do with the way they play differently.
Brian Scalabrine is an player that ‘plays’ the forward position. He was selected during the second round of the 2001 draft. He had horrible stats and was a non-factor in any game or team he sets foot in.
As a joke, fans will typically proclaim how great and amazing his basketball talents are, call him the ‘White Mamba,’ or propose ridiculous scenarios or trades that could involve Scalabrine.
Below are some Memes that circulated throughout the web:
The jokes have started since the 2008 finals, being spread on mediums such as the comments section on NBA.com as well as YouTube. Fans have even called him the G.O.A.T. – that holds the meaning “Greatest Of All Time.”
Brian Scalabrine was also called “The Man, The Myth, The Legend.”
Over the years, his performance fueled this fire and it spread onto nearly every medium.
See The Epic Fails in his career and the Best Highlight Plays below: