'08 Brian Scalabrine opal card
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'08 Brian Scalabrine

Rewards / Galaxy Opal Rewards


General information

Theme
Rewards
Position
PF / SF
Height
6'9" (205cm)
Weight
241lbs (109kg)
Age
30
From
USC
Plays
3 PT Mid Range

Hot Zones

Badges

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'08 Brian Scalabrine opal card

Catch & Shoot

Hits stand-still shots off the catch at a high percentage.

Corner Specialist

Known for his ability to knock down threes from the corner.

Deep Range Deadeye

Knocks down contested shots from deep range at a very high percentage.

Difficult Shots

Known for making tough shots off the dribble.

Limitless Range

Can knock down very deep threes better than most.

Mid-Range Deadeye

Knocks down the contested shots from medium-range at very high percentage.

Pick & Popper

Excels as a pick & pop receiver.

Tireless Scorer

A player who can spend a good deal of energy without losing effectiveness when attempting to score.

Acrobat

Can attempt layups with few consequences.

Dream-Like Up & Under

Excels at scoring in the post with up and under moves.

Drop-Stepper

Known for his ability to user the drop step move to his advantage in the post.

Pick & Roller

Excels as the roller in the pick & roll game.

Post Spin Technician

Dominates the post with spin and drive moves.

Putback King

Known for his ability to score baskets immediately off of offensive rebounds near the hoop.

Brick Wall

Sets extremely effective screens and drains energy from opponents on pick collisions.

Bruiser

The physical nature of this player drains energy from his match-up.

Posterizer

Will succeed at dunking on opposing defenders more often than others.

Chase Down Artist

Terrific transition shot-blocker.

Defensive Stopper

While playing on-ball defense, this badge drops various offensive skills of similarly positioned match-ups.

Rim Protector

An elite shot-blocker who intimidates those around the rim, causing interior shots to be less effective.

Hustle Rebounder

An elite rebounder known for chasing rebounds out of his area.

Alpha Dog

Team leader who takes it upon himself to lead his team to victory.

Championship DNA

Can quickly see where double teams are coming from. Also steps up his game in playoff moments.

Clutch Performer

Steps his game up in big games and big moments.

Defensive Anchor

Defensive leader who helps his teammates perform better defensively.

Hardened

Will play through fatigue and injury without experiencing a severe drop in skill.

Microwave

A player who heats up quicker than most.

Spark Plug

Comes off the bench or comes out of timeouts making big plays that can energize his teammates.

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    130

    This is honestly the best thing to happen to 2k

    11

    After 3 years of teasing, it's good to see 2K are keeping the meme alive.

    0

    Facts all we need are andrew bynum, Glen Bias (spelled that name wrong), and Anthony Bennett

    3

    why make a glen bias card dude?
    do you know what happended to him?

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    0

    He was the guy who cocaine over dosed right? I get my players mixed up. As for why make him a card if 2k makes brian scalabrine a card then any one can be a GO. Should have put him in the draft collection. Sorry if i offended you or anyone

    0

    You are correct,but again better not the best thing to meme him

    1

    while it was a joke i actually would like to see a draft day card for all of the people i listed just to see some new faces like what 2k did with agent 0 and brandon roy. Would extend the content a little longer

    0
    59

    THE GOAT HAS RETURNED

    -132

    who tf is this guy he should be 0 ovr

    15

    Just like your parents

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    0

    what the fuck does that even mean

    2

    His parents are 0 overall for having a person that doesn't know what a meme is

    -23

    that was a trash comeback

    7

    He got 4 upvotes and you got 69 downvotes so...

    -21

    ok retard

    6

    ur the real retard here bum

    4

    Bruh you don't have a childhood

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    39

    sorry if its a used comment but someone needs to put it.
    Only 99 for the GOAT?

    - Scal stared death in the face and death blinked.
    - Scal arrested the police, sentenced the jury and executed the electric chair.
    - Scal sent work home and gave it sick pay.
    - Scal taught school how to learn.
    - YouTube watches Scal in 1080p.
    - The bank tried to rob Scal.
    - Scal rained on the clouds and blew on the wind.
    - Weed uses Scal to get high.
    - Scal calls fouls on the refs.
    - Scal wakes his alarm clock up.
    - The bible wrote Scal.
    - Scal killed homocide.
    - Glasses use Scal to see
    - Scal gave a building shelter.
    - MVP won Scal.
    - When shrek goes to sleep he mutters "Scal is love, Scal is life."
    - God prays to Scal 4 times a day.
    - A marathon ran Scal but got tired.
    - Makeup wears Scal to look nice.
    - Scal cleans soap.
    - Viagra uses Scal before sex.
    - Scal heats up the sun during the day and cools down the moon at night.
    - Scal made water thirsty and food hungry.
    - Scal made cancer ill.
    - Elections vote for Scal.
    - Scal shocks electricity.
    - Scal abducts aliens and scares ghosts.
    - Books read Scal.
    - Internet ads find Scal annoying.
    - Mud doesn't go near Scal because it doesn't want to get dirty.
    - Scal heals medicine.
    - Cars drive Scal to go get to work.
    - Scal gave birth to his mother.
    - Scal won the NASCAR sprint cup by turning right.
    - Scal poisoned Sulpher
    - Scal gives Mosquitos malaria
    - Scal terrorises Islamic state and Al-quaeda.
    - Scal slices knives.
    - Heaven goes to Scal when it dies.
    - Scal offended racism.
    - Memory can't remember Scal.
    - Scal tells instructions what to do.
    - Sleep uses pills to get more Scal.
    - Scal rants about Stephen A Smith and praises Kwame Brown.
    - Opinions share Scal with the world.
    - Houses go to Scal for parties.
    - Rollercoasters ride Scal for $3 a go.
    - Scal hurt pains feelings.
    - Scal made sight blind.
    - Presents send Scal to their friends.

    They say Scal doesn't play basketball, but basketball plays Scal...

    8

    Wow but forgot scal dry humps jesser

    0
    35

    53 HUSTLE FOR SCAL IS SO DISRESPECTFUL

    6

    Becuse he never tried and score 50 point in his sleep

    4

    this card is disrespectful

    4

    Well deserved card for the white mamba, 2k did something right for once

    2

    Imagine Wiggins having a higher hustle than the all time goat

    21

    THEY FUCKING DID IT

    16

    The MAmba predicted it:
    Maybe now you could say I didn’t play a second, but in five years, you guys are going to forget. In ten years I’ll still be a champion. In 20 years I’ll tell my kids I probably started, and in 30 years I’ll probably tell them I got the MVP. So I’m probably not too worried about it.
    We now remember him as a GOAT not someone who never played.

    10

    Finally a galaxy opal for somebody who actually deserves it

    10

    Brain asks for a PD in agents vid then he gets an opal. Well deserving GOAT

    7

    The white mamba has returned

    7

    Jordan: ''I'm the GOAT''
    Scalabrine: Am I a joke to you

    6

    Everyone out here calling this man a meme, but he's lowkey gonna be an actually sick card in game holy W. look at the stats + limitless range, gd 2k really gave this mans the treatment

    5

    2k really couldnt help themselves

    5

    Man I remember when he got his first triple-triple. I didn’t think it was possible to get 100 points, 100 assists, and 100 rebounds. Truly insane. #WhiteMamba

    5

    remember his halfcourt 360 windmill pump fake between the legs off the backboard buzzer beater posterizer in the NBA finals?

    2

    I barely remember that, that shit was weak compared to some of his other shots

    0

    the play that i mentioned was his worst play

    5

    Michael jordan used to call himself the Black Scalabrine

    4

    Finally 2k made one realistic card

    4

    Imagine getting dunked on by Brian Scalabrine, I couldn't imagine a better baptism.

    3

    This is the best day ever

    3

    holy crap this might be better than galaxy opal lonzo

    3

    Still has more rings than ai, Stockton, malone, westbrook, ewing, reggie miller, pg13, melo, and Barkley combined

    3

    The GOAT only player to win rookie of the year back to back.

    2

    That's Ben Simmons. You know, the 10 time ROTY?

    1
    2

    THE GOAT HAS ARRIVED! ALL BOW TO THE GOD

    2

    WHITE MAMBA

    2

    HE HAS LIMITLESS THANK YOU 2K!!!!!

    2

    Best card in 2k history

    2

    His fadeaway is illegal in 20 countries

    2

    The only player who Lavar couldn't beat one on one.

    1

    THE MAD LADS DID IT.
    WE GOT OPAL SCALABRINE, BOYS.

    1

    I don't have the tokens. I'd pay money to get this card. Seriously, I would.

    1

    THE GOAT IS BACK

    1

    Greatest card 2k has ever made

    1

    He taught Curry how to shoot 3’s

    1

    LeBron's chasing MJ's ghost, but MJ is chasing THE TRUE GOAT.

    0

    HAHAHAHA YES 2k

    0

    I expect nothing less from 2k

    0

    People: Brian Scalabrine is considered the worst basketball player ever.
    2k logic: Give him an opal that can speedboost.

    1

    The gave Thon Maker an amethyst if you realized this just now smh

    -2

    The highest tier Thon Maker is a ruby. Also Scalibrine shouldn't be able to speedboost no matter what.

    0

    FINALLY!!!!!

    0

    Scalabrine: In few years I'll say my grand kids yeah I was the MVP champion of this ring
    2k: That's right now here your Opal Goat

    0

    2K is slowly redeeming themselves

    0

    All hail the GOAT

    0

    Finally the goat getting the card he deserves...

    0

    this is beautiful

    0

    cash daddy is back!

    0

    Finally!!!

    0

    Fuck the guys who say this isn't worth a opal

    0

    ummm... nickname?

    0

    YO 2K ACTUALLY DID THIS

    0

    The card we’ve all been waiting for

    0

    where is his 720 dunk from the free throw line...... with his eyes closed

    0

    Just doesn't get the respect he deserves tru goat

    0

    Damn Agent came through

    0

    Greatest player of all time who tf is Mikal jurdun

    -1
    -1

    IDGAF ABOUT THE STATS! I NEED THIS CARD

    -1

    The GOAT Card Is Here

    -1

    Hell yea

    -1

    99 Press destroyer

    -1

    WHO CARES ABOUT THE SERVERS WHO CARES ABOUT THE AUCTION HOUSE WHO CARES ABOUT 2K BEING BAD WE GOT GO SCAL LETS GO BOYS

    -1

    No one:

    Troydan: I JUMPED OFF A GLIFF FOR GALAXY OPAL SCALLY!!!

    -1

    Who remembers the Scalabrine song?

    -1

    That's the face I make when I'm mad at 2k.

    -1

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -1

    im here from the agent video

    -1

    Isn't there a Jordan shoe that gives a +5 to all the yellow attributes? 2K once the To combine GOATs for the perfect player!?!?

    -1

    WE DID IT! BRIAN GOT AN OPAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -1

    If Jordan is the GOAT, Scal is the shepherd

    -1

    This is mostly everything scal was

    -1

    BRO HE GETS A GALAXY OPAL AND SOME PLAYERS WHO ARE SO GOOD LIKE DRAZEN PETROVIC ONLY GET A DIAMOND LIKE WTF HE AVERAGED 22 POINTS A GAME

    0

    Yea but scal averaged 1000000000 dumbass

    -2

    Well...





    Wow

    -9

    Making cards for memes now is absolutely egregious to me. Bad enough that there's a 99 overall FVV out there, now we're giving 99s to guys who barely averaged over 3 points per game over a career average of 13 minutes per? I don't want guys like this being able to hang with actual legends of the game. No way should this card be better/more viable at the 4 than guys like Mo Lucas or Shawn Kemp. I love Scal as much as the next guy. He was a really fun role player and just a plain likable guy, but being able to have this card compete with the MJs of the world is not doing this game mode any favors regardless of memes.

    2

    Do you even know why they added VanVleet? It's because he helped the Raptors a lot in the playoff. And he averages 8 PPG for his career.

    1

    I do absolutely know why. I watched him in the playoffs. He was very good. As good as Michael and Lebron? Not even close! He's not on that tier and I don't think he ever will be... so why is there a card of FVV on the same level as those guys?

    0

    Oh, and I was talking about Scalabrine when I was referencing the 3 PPG. Those are his numbers. Fred is a fine role player, but that's all he is, a role player. The PD Anniversary Magic is rated worse than him in a lot of areas and it is, perhaps, the best representation of Magic's game irl. In what world does it make sense for Fred to have a better card than a realistic Magic card?

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    1

    oh that makes sense

    -1

    for the memes

    2

    If this were Memes 2k19, then that would be great, but this is NBA 2k19. Since these are/were real NBA players, shouldn't we be representing their real life NBA skill set?

    -1

    i think memes 2k19 and nba 2k19 did a collab like supreme x Louis Vuitton

    2

    Fred VanVleet is actually good though.... Do you watch basketball?

    -2

    Of course I do! Fred is a solid player, no doubt. But is he truly deserving of a card that is at the level of actual Hall of Famers and such? Definitely not as of right now. It's my firm belief that cards shouldn't eclipse the rating of the player in the regular roster.

    1

    why are so so mad that you have to write a whole paragraph about how bad this card is

    -5

    Because it's symptomatic of everything wrong with this mode. This card is going to play absolutely nothing like the real Scalabrine. It's going to be some basketball demigod dressed in a Brian Scalabrine costume. I don't want that. I'd love to use a Scalabrine card and it would be great for him to be a viable choice, but making a fake version of him that never existed isn't the way to go about it. The way to go about it is to encourage more variety in team building. A permanent multiplayer mode where you have to have x number of gold players in your lineup, for instance, is a great way to make Scal a viable option. But this... not only does it not serve to make Scal viable, this isn't even Scal, period.

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    1

    Brian scalabrine is a meme in the basketball community. 2k simply made a joke card because people would find it funny. Just look at the comments, everyone's loving it. Just relax, it's just a game, not every card has to be serious

    0

    I know he's a meme,and I know it's a game, but it's one that purports to be a basketball simulation. This completely ruins that, and for someone who would love to actually enjoy this mode and play basketball within it... that kills it for me, quite honestly. This card isn't Brian Scalabrine. He's some fictional player in Scalabrine's skin, and that shouldn't sit right with you either.

    0

    if you want a realistic basketball simulation, play playnow. Plus, Myteam has realistic cards, stop complaining about these ones and go use the realistic ones. These unrealistic cards are jokes, JOKES. Stop taking it so seriously. The GO Scal Is completely fine and sits right with me because it's a meme, I found it funny when I saw it. Just lighten up a bit. Myteam isn't supposed to be a 100% accurate game mode.

    0

    See... I have an issue with that. I play PNO and enjoy it thoroughly. I play it more often than My Team, but I'd love to play MT more. This is the issue that holds me back from doing it, however. For me, the draw to My Team is putting Kobe on the same floor as Wilt, MJ with Bill Russell, all these things you can't actually do in a Play Now Online setting. When 2k is out here making a mockery of the game of basketball that I love for a meme and a joke (honestly, one I've always found ridiculous, btw. I get Scal as a fan favorite. I always liked him, but all this junk is rather ridiculous for me), it really alienates players like me who want to enjoy the mode in this way and caters to folks who just want to dink around, throwing up bombs with Scalabrine and Jimmer because, hey it's hilarious! It really just murders any enthusiasm I'd have for a mode that would easily be my favorite if it weren't for all the shenanigans

    -1

    Does this mess up your tier list of viable cheesers or something? Listen nerd, MyTeam is supposed to be a fun mode. And having a GO Scal is fun. If you don't like it cause you're afraid your cheesy KP or AD cards are about to demolished by Scal you should be afraid, be very afraid. Scal is coming.

    1

    But, I mean, hey, have fun chucking from 32 feet out with Scalabrine, cause he definitely did that in real life... give me a break.

    1

    What? No way! I don't play this game to cheese. I play it as straight up as I can. I don't use Kristaps or AD at all. My team is far more run of the mill, as I basically run players I enjoy. I run sets and play actual basketball, which is not something that can be said about 95% of the dudes out there. I'll never even reach the point where this card will be unlocked and I never want to, and yet people will still abuse this fictional player whose skill set never truly existed, and you expect me, who is playing as close to an actual basketball game as I can, to deal with a player who has a completely made up skill set? Come on dude

    -1

    Fictional? Made up? Do you not know who this is? This is Brian Fucking Scalabrine. The guy that was the inspiration behind the dunk in Space Jam. This is a man recognized by basketball gods. Don't believe me?

    https://twitter.com/kobebryant/status/291664980514840576?s=20

    Bam...

    1

    I know exactly who this is. Do YOU know who this is? I mean, who this actually is, not just the folklore. This is a guy who averaged 3 points a night in 13 minutes of play. All the jokes, all the memes in the world don't change who this ACTUALLY is. As it stands, even his gold card is overpowered from his actual skillset.

    -1

    This is what happens when you sell the game for 3 bucks... you get people who don't sound like they've ever played a game of 2K before.

    Jamal Crawford, Luis Scola, Ty Lawson, Deron Williams... troll diamonds have always been a thing on MT. As a matter in fact MyTeam used to be the best mode in 2K back when it was fun. Now it's become a non-stop competitive grind where fun is not a lot. Cheesers and people with bad spending habits ruin games by being try hards all the time. And the servers and auction house are always down. If 2K wants to add a little more fun back into this LET THEM. If you don't like it, bye.

    1

    And honestly, as long as I've played it, I've been very displeased with MyTeam. It brings out easily the worst basketball when people are just chucking from beyond the hash with everyone and their sister and hitting from a solid clip, sitting on the square and triangle buttons defensively and getting bailed out for it just because they bought or grinded for the best players available. Where's the skill? Where's the basketball IQ? In a game mode that makes never before seen superstars out of a career bench player, it's not here...

    1

    I've had this game since it dropped.... And have been playing every year since 16, trying MyTeam every year at least a bit since 17 in the hopes that it might be less of a clown fest and more like a basketball game... This is what keeps me from playing this mode more. The guys who "just wanna have fun" instead of actually playing basketball the way it's meant to be played. Instead of having balanced squads of players from all sorts of different eras and skill sets, it becomes a bunch of once-in-a-lifetime superstars who have no weaknesses. That's where the cheesing comes from, where the try-hard attitude comes from. Having fewer joke cards like this one would go a long way toward solving these problems, and there are still ways to use players like Scalabrine without having to make fake versions of them

    -1

    No cheesers come from reward cards requiring 12-0 records and not having any match making or tier ranking system with different leagues. The entire game is designed to force people to play cancer ball with three fowards and two centers on every starting lineup. And bronze bench to drop overall rating to go up against people with worse cards to get easy wins. This MT was disgusting and had no room to have fun. If you want to use a starting lineup of your favorite team even if it means having some Ruby and 90 overalls you'll go up against a GO team with bronze bench players to trick the match making. This game is dead and in the end game by now. If they want to add fun cards good, it's the perfect time to do so. You're acting like they released this card at the beginning of the game and he was the best card ever. It's a decent GO Scal coming in end game where everyone has GO cards. Do you not understand how MT works?

    1

    I absolutely do. All of those things you described are problems I have with it too. The way to have fun is not by making cards of players that never existed. It's in fixing the mode. Position locks, better matchmaking, all that stuff is 100 percent necessary, and it will eliminate the need for jokes like this one. I'm honestly not even sure there should be an "end game," I'd almost prefer for all cards to be available on day 1, with the best versions being capped at the highest rating in the regular rosters. Now, maybe you'd want to release cards that represent earlier seasons (like the Rookie Sensation promo, which I thought was pretty great for the most part) or cards of players that are not already in the game, but it should be done fairly and within reason. In all honesty, up until what they did this year, I felt that MLB The Show had a card collection mode that 2k ought to have emulated. Legends with lower-tier cards, actual incentive to move up, the only thing it really lacked was lineup balance.

    Enforcing an actual salary cap in the main game mode would go a long way in creating fair and balanced play (and not like the 2k18 cap that literally didn't matter after the second week. Something that makes you actually have to build a somewhat real looking lineup and that forces you to use cards with weaknesses). I fully understand how MT works. I'm saying that it shouldn't have to work that way. It's possible to have a fun and balanced game mode, but 2k has always catered to the casuals who want junk like this.

    0

    Very true this card is a joke to 2k

    0

    take it easy dawg. its a game. supposed ti be fun.

    0

    Right, and part of the fun, to me anyway, is being able to play with my heroes and the guys who are the best in the sport on the same floor. A card like this reaaaally kills the immersion for me.

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    -1

    then don't even get the damn card.

    0

    I won't. But that doesn't stop other people from using a fictional player...

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    3

    lol he is the goat kid

    -5

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    1

    he was so powerful the nba made him play limited minutes

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    2

    yes

    -4

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    1

    can you take a joke lmao

    1

    exactly take a joke

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