Un libro diretto, appassionante, pieno di aneddoti sul basket che conta e con una stimolante lente di ingrandimento sui “Black Jesus” che incendiano l’entusiasmo nei palazzetti americani e nelle tv di tutto il mondo. “Non c’è alcun torneo al mondo che possa essere paragonato all’NBA. Forse nemmeno le Olimpiadi, escluso ovviamente il basket giocato...

L'anno scorso contro Minnesota e Karl-Anthony Towns, quest'anno contro Utah e Donovan Mitchell: ormai a Los Angeles – dove la comunità italo-americana è comunque numerosa – l'appuntamento con la consueta "Itlalian Heritage Night" allo Staples Center è un classico. Un classico – purtroppo per l'azzurro e per la squadra di coach Doc Rivers – è anche ...

As the October night wore on, Clippers players, coaches and executives took turns standing and addressing the gathering in the private room at a Beverly Hills steakhouse. Some used the occasion of the team's annual preseason dinner to speak about the most important influences on their lives. Others kept the mood light. When it came time for a...

Ooooommmmm. Magari non sarà tutto merito della meditazione o del chaturanga dandasana (ovvero la posizione del bastone a terra, come spiegano quelli che ne sanno), ma se c’è una squadra sorprendentemente in testa alla classifica della Western Conference della Nba, quella dove si azzuffano Warriors, Rockets, Thunder, Nuggets (in ordine sparso), per...

Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari said Tuesday he “hopes” to be back on the court by the end of the month. He hasn’t played since he was injured during the Clippers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors on Feb. 22 and didn’t join the team for the start of its four-game trip Tuesday at Minnesota. “The hand is better,” Gallinari told a reporter for Sky...

Danilo Gallinari—all 6-10 of him—is sitting on a small couch in a makeshift green room at the Nordstrom Century City in Los Angeles. It is All-Star Weekend, and the veteran is making an appearance on behalf of Tissot. Teammates describe Gallo as laid-back and unbothered, and that’s exactly how he looks today. The Clippers forward is lounging comfor...

Not only the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West, but also many members of the Italian and Italian-American community of Los Angeles met on Friday, December 8th in Beverly Hills to attend the usual Gala Dinner. Promoted by the Extraordinary Italian Taste campaign and strongly supported by the Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration wi...

For the better part of five seasons, the L.A. Clippers have had significant issues when it came to filling the small forward spot with a lengthy, two-way player to pair with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. A lot of that was due to financial restraints, and it kept the Los Angeles-based team from having postseason success beyond the second round. Goin...

Free-agent forward Danilo Gallinari and the Clippers were closing in on a sign-and-trade agreement Monday night that involved the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks and Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, according to NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Gallinari will agree to a three-year deal with the Clippers for about $...

Danilo Gallinari will likely opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer. But don't be surprised if he ends up signing a new long-term deal with the Nuggets. In a recent interview with BlitzTV, the Italian forward said he would love to remain in the Mile-High City and play for the Nuggets. "The relationship between...