Brian David Scalabrine is an American former professional basketball player who last played with the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. Raised in Enumclaw, Washington, Scalabrine attended the University of Southern California after transferring from Highline Community College. As a member of the USC Trojans men's basketball team, Scalabrine was the top average scorer and a leader in field goals and rebounds. He also played at the center position in college.
The New Jersey Nets selected him in the second round of the 2001 NBA Draft. The Nets made the 2002 NBA Finals during his rookie season, and Scalabrine played four seasons with the team. In 2005, he signed with the Boston Celtics and won a championship with the team in 2008. The Celtics also appeared in the 2010 NBA Finals. Scalabrine signed with the Chicago Bulls the following season, and played with them until 2012. Throughout his NBA career, Scalabrine served as a backup power forward. Although he never averaged more than 6.3 points per game, Scalabrine became a fan favorite across the league.
In 2012, Scalabrine turned down a chance to become an assistant coach with the Bulls to pursue opportunities in broadcasting.