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Brian Scalabrine, You're Wrong

The Bulls' Brian Scalabrine was a popular reserve in his nine years with the New Jersey Nets and Boston Celtics.

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At 32, he's now a bench player with limited minutes, averaging 9.6 per game so far this season, and he's scoring 2.4 points with 0.8 rebounds a game.

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So he's not someone you'd normally hear a lot about. But his statement in today's Tribune about the Kevin Garnett-Charlie Villanueva dustup deserve mention and comment:

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Scalabrine, on Charlie Villanueva tweeting Kevin Garnett allegedly calling him a cancer patient. "Villanueva broke a code that should never be broken. What is said out there stays out there."
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No, Brian. If Garnett actually said what Villanueva claims he did, he crossed a line way beyond trash-talk. This needed to be publicized, and Garnett still hasn't really apologized. If this is the kind of thing that "trash-talk" has degenerated into, maybe it needs to end for good.