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Brian Scalabrine is keeping his edge into retirement

Boston Celtics folk hero Brian Scalabrine is closely involved with sports most of the year as a broadcaster for Comcast Sportsnet New England and Fox Sports 1, but that is nearly enough for the tireless competitor that is the White Mamba.

Jake Fischer at reports that Scalabrine is teaming up with Jason Williams, Reggie Williams and Royal Ivey to go for the $1 million prize in ESPN's The Basketball Tournament this summer.

Scalabrine has been training relentlessly to get in game shape for the tournament. He competed in Isaiah Thomas' Zeke-End Tournament in Tacoma over Memorial Day Weekend, joining forces with Thomas, as well as Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk and point guard Phil Pressey. And even at 37 years old, Scalabrine attempts to put in two workouts per day.

"If I get 10 minutes or I get 30 minutes, I just want to be ready to play," Scalabrine says, "I think a lot of people on our team are probably thinking we're going to win it and they're counting on that money, so I don't want to be the guy to take $80,000 away from them." Scalabrine is taking a realistic approach as well. "The reality is I'll just be a pretty solid role player on this team, getting my 8-11 points a game, that can defend and rebound my position."

There's surely to be plenty of coverage of TBT this summer as the tourney has grown immensely in its second year with 97 talent-loaded teams registered to compete.

Light 'em up, White Mamba!

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