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Brian Scalabrine announces return to Celtics by spoofing LeBron James

Benny the Bull, the mascot of the Chicago Bulls, holds a sign behind the Boston Celtic bench with a photo of former Celtic player and current Bull Brian Scalabrine during a game at the United Center on February 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls def
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After a stint as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, it appears that former Boston Celtics forward Brian Scalabrine is coming back to broadcast Celtics games. Scalabrine has always had a humorous side and he displayed that on Monday by parodying LeBron James’ “I’m Coming Home” essay penned when he announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Scalabrine was not as dramatic or even as serious as King James, but probably just as memorable. He starts off by comparing James signing with the Miami Heat with him leaving the Celtics for the Chicago Bulls. He wrote, “Remember when I spurned the Celtics and signed with the Chicago Bulls in 2010? Actually, I begged (Danny) Ainge to keep me and he wished me the best of luck.”

Known as probably the most popular bench warmer in Celtics history, Scalabrine called a handful of games during the 2012-13 season before joining the Warriors as an assistant coach under Marc Jackson. Scalabrine experienced some problems with the former coach and was eventually assigned to coach in the D-League.

Scalabrine’s return to the Celtics as a color announcer for CSNNE won’t make the home town team an instant contender like the Cavaliers, but he should definitely add humor in announcing the games. And he may just find himself on the Celtics bench once again as an assistant coach. The entire letter gives a hilarious spin on Scalabrine’s journey and of course he made fun of himself. He wrote, “I had passion for my team just like the fans. I guess I was kind of like the fans except I had a courtside seat for free and if we were up by 20 with less than two minutes to play I would get to go into the game.” The entire letter can be read on CSNNE.com.