Despite Aaron Carter once giving it his all rapping about beating Shaquille O’Neal in a game of 1-on-1, the harsh reality is that kids don’t usually win in a legitimate game of basketball against an NBA player — star player or not.
One high schooler figured this out for himself after challenging the White Mamba himself, 43-year-old Brian Scalabrine, and getting utterly destroyed on the court.
Scalabrine played in the pros from 2001 to 2012, hanging in there all that time despite gaining a reputation for his limited playing time and mediocre point average. As such, he became an easy target for fans to rag on, with many insisting even they could beat him at the game.
But you don’t become an NBA pro for no reason, and Scalabrine has made a point to take on random challengers in his retirement — and he wins.
The latest person to challenge him to a match was a high schooler, and the video is brutal.
The teen put up a good fight, but Scalabrine still ultimately wiped the floor with him, 11-0. And people loved to see it.
Of course, some haters can never be convinced, and there are still those who think Scalabrine would be easy to beat.
But people are laughing at them, too.
At the end of the day, high schoolers might be really good at basketball, but to be in the NBA, you’ve got to be great.