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Lockout Means Scalabrine Headed To Europe

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Brian Scalabrine. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Brian Scalabrine. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) With the NBA lockout officially underway, many players are trying to figure out what to do and where to go.

Former Bulls forward Brian Scalabrine has his answer: Go to Europe.

“For me personally, if in the next 15 days it’s still kind of like it is now, I’m just going to Europe and play,” Scalabrine told the Chicago Tribune Thursday. “The thing about that is you have to commit for the whole year and you have no out clauses whatsoever. I support the players and the union and want to see the (NBA) game stay great. But at the end of the day, with two years or so left of playing basketball, I’m not interested in watching billionaires fight. I just like the game too much. I like the camaraderie. I like to play. So why not do it in a great city in Europe and educate my family?”

Scalabrine will be a free agent whenever the lockout ends. He told the Tribune he will likely play in Italy.

 

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