Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari apparently has some die-hard fans with some musical talent.
The Italian forward is praised endlessly in an almost four-minute long tribute titled “Danilo Gallinari Anthem,” created by a group called Italian Stallions. Here is the clip in all its glory:
These three dudes are serious in their support of the talented player. They repeatedly call him “winner of all matches” and “great leader of Italy” in their native tongue, over clips of Gallinari showing off impressive handles, athleticism, and shooting accuracy.
Most of the clips show Gallinari in a Denver Nuggets or a national team uniform, as he hasn’t really made an impact with the Clippers yet due to a glute injury and then a fractured right hand.
However, in the 21 games that he did play for the Clips, Gallinari did show a flash of his talent, averaging 15.3 points and 4.8 rebounds on 40 percent shooting.
The Clippers need Gallinari to step up and remain injury-free this upcoming season. The trade of Blake Griffin created a hole at the power forward position that they did not fix in the draft, taking guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson. LA did acquire Mike Scott and Tobias Harris can play the 4, but having Gallinari around would be a big plus.
While Gallinari’s anthem might not make it on your playlist, it’s a comedic piece that shows off his talents and the reason why he was once a highly coveted player. Let’s hope he can avoid injuries this season and create more highlights for these guys to sing over in the future.