Brian Scalabrine has a bit of a cult following here in Boston, and his fanbase will undoubtedly continue to grow after his latest endeavor this morning. Appearing on The Toucher and Rich Show on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, Scal, arguably the palest player in the NBA, received a orange spray tan across his entire body, and looked to have enjoyed every minute of it.
A bit of the back story to how this tremendous idea came about. Scal has been a weekly guest on T and R every Wednesday throughout the season. Though on a sports station, Toucher and Rich aren’t primarily sports jocks and they tend to have a lot of running gags on their show. Therefore, back in December, they made a bet with Scal, vowing that if they helped get the pasty power forward 250,000 All-Star (write-in) votes, he would have to get a spray tan.
Sure enough, the fans came through on the bet, getting Scal just over the 250k barrier, leading to this glorious Wednesday morning when it came time to pay the piper. Toucher and Rich choose today strategically, knowing the C’s would be playing a nationally televised game tomorrow against the Cavs for Scal to debut his new look. While it was a smart date to choose, there was a lot of anxiety around the trade deadline last week that Scal might be traded, throwing a wrench in the potential bet payoff. Danny Ainge hung onto his prized 11th man, allowing the tanning to go on as scheduled today.
Call me crazy, but I don’t think the tan looks that bad on Scal. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him do it more often. Before and after pics, after the jump.
So what’s the consensus here? Should Scal keep this look? And how much will it help his game? I was hoping for a darker tan personally.
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