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Video: Brian Scalabrine stuffs Stephen Jackson at the rim in BIG3

Stephen Jackson, Brian Scalabrine, BIG3

In BIG3 action, former NBA player Brian Scalabrine made a wicked block on Stephen Jackson.

The three-on-three league founded by rapper and actor Ice Cube features mostly retired NBA players competing in the halfcourt setting playing to 50 points. Joe Johnson, Amar’e Stoudemire and Jason Richardson are among the BIG3’s league leaders.

Scalabrine’s Ball Hogs also feature Josh Childress, DeShawn Stevenson and Qyntel Woods. It’s coached by Hall of Fame forward Rick Barry.

Jackson captains the Killer 3s — composed of Josh Powell, Franklin Session and Eddy Curry. NBA legend and toughened paint intimidator Charles Oakley serves as the team’s coach.

Despite Scalabrine’s big block, the Ball Hogs fell to 0-5 on the season after Week 5’s competition. Jackson, not discouraged by his shot swatted, went on to win the matchup.

Scalabrine, known as the “White Mamba,” spent 11 seasons in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. He was a member of the 2008 Celtics team that won the championship with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo.

The power forward Scalabrine averaged 3.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game and 520 total appearances in his career, shooting 39.0 percent from the field.

Jackson, a 6-foot-8 small forward, won a ring with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003. He is a second-round pick in the 1997 draft, playing most of his career for the Golden State Warriors and Spurs while also seeing stints with the Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Bobcats.

Jackson averaged 15.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in 858 career appearances, shooting 41.4 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from deep and 79.8 percent from the free throw line.