Marco Belinelli: Italy's Latest Hero

Feb 14, 2015 3688

By Lorne Chan

Marco Belinelli is giving an interview in Italian, moments after the Spurs won the NBA title in June. He thanks his family for believing in him when his emotions take over.

When he mentions his small hometown of San Giovanni in Northern Italy, Belinelli can no longer speak. The first Italian NBA champion wipes his tears with only cloth he can grab – an Italian flag draped over his back. "It just felt so good to win something big for Italian people," Belinelli said of that interview.

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