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Fake trailer for '30 for 30' film on former NBA player Brian Scalabrine goes viral -- VIDEO

ESPN’s documentary series 30 for 30 does a commendable job highlighting sports’ great underdog stories. And even though basketball player Brian Scalabrine may have been the NBA underdog story of the last decade, nobody expected to see an episode about him. Now, the Internet is clamoring for one.

A fan of the former NBA player has taken it upon himself to create a trailer for a hypothetical documentary on the basketball star, titled Brian. The video has gone viral.

A backup forward who played for the Nets, Celtics (where he won a championship) and Bulls, Scalabrine — nicknamed The White Mamba — never actually saw much time on the court. At the peak of his career, he averaged about six points per game. But he still managed to become a fan-favorite during his 11 years in the league.

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Nine things you didn't know about 'Bull Durham' -- the greatest sports comedy ever made

Like The Shawshank Redemption and Tommy Boy, Bull Durham is one of those movies that always seems to be on TV. It doesn’t matter whether it’s two in the afternoon or two in the morning, somewhere in the outer reaches of cable, Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon can be found bickering about baseball and who’s taking whom to bed. In my opinion, it’s probably the best sports comedy ever made, right up there with Caddyshack, and the original Bad News Bears. Still, as many hours as I’ve spent in the company of Crash Davis, Nuke LaLoosh, and Annie Savoy, I was surprised how much I didn’t know about the film until I spoke with the cast and crew for an oral history about the making of Bull Durham, which can be found at our Sports Illustrated sister site.

As a taste of what you’ll get, here are nine things you probably didn’t know about Ron Shelton’s 1988 baseball classic.

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NFL draft: Which movie football star would you select No. 1?

Tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York, the NFL will welcome its next class of millionaires as the league’s worst teams get the first shot at college football’s biggest stars. Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Baylor’s Heisman-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III are the sure-thing first two picks, as Indianapolis and Washington have made their intentions clear. In fact, the NFL Draft has been so obsessed over by the likes of ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. that it makes Academy Awards handicapping seem restrained.

So rather than pretend to offer any fresh insight about tonight’s event, let’s envision our own 10-team draft, with NFL teams picking the best players from our favorite football movies. Real-life portrayals don’t count — sorry Billy Dee Williams as Gale Sayers in the original Brian’s Song, and Michael Oher in The Blind Side — nor do real pros moonlighting as actors.

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