I’m Coming Home … http://t.co/dJZYxdMpbD pic.twitter.com/fmcWdDESrw
— Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) August 4, 2014
People love making fun of LeBron James. It’s not often that NBA players partake in the fun, though. So when Brian Scalabrine announced that he’d be returning to the Boston Celtics via a “Coming Home” essay similar to the one the King wrote when he rejoined the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was hard not to give Scalabrine a nod.
Don’t get too excited, though. Scalabrine is past his playing days; he’ll be joining the Celtics as an announcer for Comcast SportsNet. The big man played for Boston from 2005-10, during which time he became a fan favorite. He played for the Chicago Bulls from 2010-12, and then coached for the Golden State Warriors last season before deciding to take his talents to the broadcasting booth.
In the essay, Scalabrine explains why he originally left and why he’s decided to make a return to the city that loved him – much like James did not long ago. It’s definitely a serious essay, but the fact that it pokes fun at LeBron makes it that much greater.
Give it a read yourself. Maybe then you’ll understand why Celtics fans embraced Scalabrine during his days in Boston.