<hr style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> So, supposedly, Gallinari never demanded New York as a destination, even though there was video, on NBA.com of him, on draft night, finally, after months of refusing workouts with the clippers, bucks and others, saying that he was willing to play anywhere. And sure, teams were gonna really believe him and risk losing their pick to Milano!!!!
Maybe, it's your obvious lack of literacy skills, attention span, and longterm memory, that prevent you from either remembering or being able to research the material that proves "Gallo" was a prima donna, demanding he be drafted by the Knicks. Either way, I've posted material on it, including an interview.
And do I go on Youtube, to watch music videos, of all sorts? Yeah, I listen to rock, new wave, punk, rap, country, blues, funk, etc. I'll listen to Donny Hathaway, P-Funk, Marvin Gaye, just as much as I'll listen to eminem, gang starr or Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt or The Clash.
As for funny videos that friends tell me about, or I find, like every other person on Earth, congratulations: you "exposed" this unique, rare activity I engage in.
What's really funny is that you bitches were posting this and checking and re-checking it all night, to see if I would reply, while I was actually outside the house, talking to real women and enjoying my life.
And as for my manhood, since you have so many questions, go ask the women in your family about me.
Now, let's see if any of you illiterates can read...
Jersey Or Bust
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June 12, 2008, 4:59PM
Reuters "We have a real good feeling about New York and New Jersey, that's all we have now."
That's basically Danilo Gallinari's game plan, it would seem.
The Italian kid worked out for the Nets today - just shooting, no one-on-one, his rules - and then let us know that there are but two options for him: He'll either play for the Nets and Knicks, or head back to Europe, where he can cash in handsomely for the next decade.
And frankly, we don't see the Knicks as any option at all, but more on that later.
The Q&A: Do you have a preference where you are drafted? "I like New Jersey and New York. I like those two places." Why? "Because I found nice people, and there are nice places - I visited New York before. It's a good place."
You have the leverage to call your own landing site, or you just stay in Europe, right?
"Yeah. We have to evaluate everything. So we will finish this week, and before the 16th of June we will evaluate everything and we will decide."
Does any other team appeal to you at all?
"Now I will work out for New Jersey and New York (tomorrow), then I don't know if other teams."
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr> <td> [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] - F - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bodyCopy">Danilo Gallinari shot for the Nets on Thursday and set the wheels in motion for him to play for the Nets or Knicks, or go back to Italy.</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="vaLink">In a humorous and insightful blog post, Dave D'Alessandro wrote that Gallinari has basically laid ground rules that he will only play for the Nets or Knicks, or go home. The Knicks and Mike D'Antoni might take a flier on him at No. 6, but D'Alessandro doesn't think they will. Other teams should be frightened by his talk of going home, so look for the Nets to take him with the 10th pick.
Jun. 12 - 5:39 p.m. ET</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="vaLink"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="vaLink">Source: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
</td></tr></tbody></table> Article #3:
The Gallinari situation is the most intriguing of the Draft, because he has made it clear through agent Arn Tellem that he will only play for the Knicks or Nets. If Milwaukee picks him, he’s heading back to the continent to whine about every elbow thrown his way and collect a few million a year. And the NBA is respecting that. No one will touch Gallinari for fear he will stay in Europe. We’re not talking about the top pick in the draft, either. Can you imagine if some D-tackle from State or Tech telling the NFL, “I’m playing in Houston, or I’m heading to the Arena League?” Hello, Grand Rapids. But Gallinari has that power, despite the evidence – Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Zydrunas Ilgauskas – that Europeans can’t help teams win championships.
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Posted by John Paulsen (06/13/2008 @ 5:21 pm)
The top international prospect heading into this year’s NBA Draft is Italian swingman Danilo Gallinari, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. He hasn’t actually said that he’s not going to play anywhere else, but the reporter certainly inferred that point.
Indeed, given their backcourt deficiencies, the Knicks aren’t likely to consider Gallinari at all: While he is undoubtedly talented with a decent frame (6-9, 227 pounds), he was never scouted by Knicks president Donnie Walsh (only by Isiah Thomas), and that team is not likely to make a high-risk/high-reward pick off a few shooting drills. At No. 10, however, the Nets have no such misgivings. They just wish Gallinari worked out against real competition yesterday, which he refused to do. That was his risk.
[Nets GM Kiki] Vandeweghe envisions Gallinari as a small forward, albeit a defensively challenged one. His strengths are shooting, shooting and shooting, but his athleticism is not highly rated by most scouts. This seems pretty ballsy for a 19 year-old, but I suppose when you have a “lucrative” (whatever that means) contract from a team in Italy, you can be picky. Throw in the euro’s strength against the dollar, and it probably makes a lot of sense to stay in Italy.
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In conclusion: I don't want prima donnas, like Gallinari, who, as mere rookies, demand they be drafted to teams of their choice, wearing the orange and blue. Don't like it? Go suck on Gallo's salami to comfort yourself.
When guys like Anthony Parker, and others, spend years, hoping for a shot, guys like this get nothing but disgust from me. Like I said on the "official David Lee thread," I'd rather keep Duhon.
*GRACIOUSLY EDITED FOR THE SAKE OF THE EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF ALL INJURED PARTIES, WHO SPENT THEIR DAYS, STRESSED OUT, OBSESSED AND GOOGLING MY YOUTUBE ACCOUNT, AS WELL AS GOING THROUGH THE OGKNICKFAN DOSSIER WORD DOC THAT THEY HAVE SAVED ON TO THEIR COMPUTERS.