If you’re into basketball, you know where this is going. Last year, Italian player Marco Belinelli scored 36 points in his first NBA summer league game. Great, isn’t it?
I’m pretty sure that every single Knicks fan and every Italian basketball fan is glad that Danilo Gallinari did not score 37 points this afternoon.
Why? Remember Marco Belinelli’s performance after his summer league games? Well, Marco’s first year ended up to be a nightmare.
Danilo scored 14 points and even came back from a horrible start, when the first Knicks fans probably already had signs to hold up at the first New York Knicks home game – with messages like “Told you so!” – written.
What does this summer league play in Las Vegas actually mean? NOTHING – It is so meaningless that it is not broadcast on TV (just some local stations show their home team’s games) and not one important player besides the rookies will be on the floor. We’ll have to wait for the regular season to start to see what Gallinari will be able to do, but we Europeans already know that he will have an impact in New York, right?