He'll never be mistaken for Kevin Love, but after a decade as a NBA meme made pasty flesh, Brian Scalabrine has proven that he's something more, and more complicated, than an exceptionally well-paid human meme.
Blake Ahearn is not making $10 million this year, despite an amusing Yahoo Sports typo suggesting as much. He is probably the least significant player in the NBA Playoffs. He is also probably cool with all that.
Avery Bradley didn't come out of nowhere: he was a McDonald's All-American, a blue-chip recruit, and a big-time college player. But his sudden and surprising emergence as one of the most important and exciting players on the Celtics—and one of the best on-ball defenders in the NBA—has been the happiest of surprises.