1. The sarcastic nickname given to Brian Scalabrine, a career third-string NBA player who was beloved by fans while shooting only 39% from the field. “White Mamba” is also a play on the nickname “Black Mamba” given to NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
“The Chicago Bulls were undermanned late in the season due to injuries. In a crucial game with playoff implications, Scalabrine was forced to play in the 4th quarter. With only seconds remaining in the game, and the Bulls down 2 points, Derrick Rose dished it to White Mamba in the corner for a game-winning 3-pointer. He missed.”