UNICO National has announced that it will be presenting its coveted Dr. D.M. Nigro Memorial Award for Amateur Athletics to Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova's NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player of 2016 at the UNICO National Convention to be held in July in Cambridge, Maryland. The award is presented annually to an outstanding amateur athlete of Ital...

by Gordon Gross   Danilo Gallinari sat down for an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport about the upcoming season for the Denver Nuggets, as well as his Eurobasket experience. He touched on training camp, his feelings about Michael Maloneas his new coach, and about expectations for the upcoming season among other things.   It's about 6...

On the list of free agents available last summer, Marco Belinelli's name certainly didn't stand out. He spent six years bouncing around the league, was traded once for an on-his-last-legs Devean George and again for failed lottery pick Julian Wright. So when he signed a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs in July, it didn't grab much attentio...

Danilo Gallinari's rehabilitation for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee is going as planned, and the versatile Nuggets forward is on pace to be ready for the team's training camp in the fall.   Gallinari is currently in Rome for the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program and plans to travel to Milan later this week for the...

Knicks president Phil Jackson would like Andrea Bargnani back for the right price because of his skill set for the triangle offense. And in an interview with an Italian sports newspaper, Bargnani indicated he would like to return to the Knicks — but winning a championship is also a factor in his decision.   The Knicks had the league's s...

The Nuggets were without one of their major assets all season long. Gallinari missed the entire season recovering from an ACL tear.   The move to hold him out made sense, as this season turned out to be a failure for the Denver Nuggets. However, there is now some good news regarding the Italian big man.   Read more   Source:&nb...

Dear Kobe, have a look at this picture from 1986. There is no caption but if we were to write the perfect one, it would be: 'What's incredible is not the realisation of a dream but looking back at how that dream became reality'. The picture shows an eight-year old boy, proud to wear the jersey with the words Viola Reggio Calabria. Unbeknownst...

by Frank Isola   Andrea Bargnani never became Toronto's answer to Dirk Nowitzki or Pau Gasol. Not even close. Instead, by the end of his disappointing seven-year run in Canada, Bargnani was starting to draw favorable comparisons to Kwame Brown, this generation's poster child for busts drafted with the top overall pick. When the Knicks last...

Sensational Italian wing Alessandro Gentile may be suiting up for the Houston Rockets next year according to Marc Stein of ESPN. The Rockets purchased the rights to Gentile from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who selected the 6-foot-7, 230 pounder with the No.53 overall pick, in exchange for cash on draft night in 2014.   He currently play...

by Zack Cox   Tyler Zeller and Avery Bradley led the Celtics to victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, but neither received the loudest ovation from the TD Garden crowd. Nor did Marcus Smart, the rookie point guard who's been the recipient of much fan appreciation this season.   Nope, the most raucous cheers on this night were...