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NBA honors Brian Scalabrine in retirement

Chicago Bulls forward Brian Scalabrine, right, blocks out

(Credit: AP)

The White Mamba is no more.

As first reported by Yahoo! Sports on Sept. 6, Brian Scalabrine has retired from the NBA, the league's Facebook page confirmed today.

Scalabrine spent 11 seasons in the NBA, appearing in 520 games. He averaged 3.1 points and 2.0 rebounds, and shot 34.4 percent from three.

Yahoo! reports that Scalabrine turned down an assistant coaching job with the Bulls,...

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