Yes, girls, it’s true. According to the New York Post, young Danilo Gallinari, our l’il Gallo, is one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors:
Those deep, chocolate eyes. Those arms. That earning power. According to the NBA’s rookie scale, Gallinari will make $2.6 million over his first three years. Currently in his second year, the Knicks’ Italian Stallion — he hails from Milan, with a to-die-for accent — lives in Westchester, near the team’s practice pad. (Psst: We hear he hits his favorite Italian restaurant, Via Della Pace, in the East Village after every home game, so you’ll know where to find him.)
Pros: He’s an amazing cook, and proud of it. He’s been overheard discussing his famous pasta (plus homemade tomato sauce) with teammates. And he’s young, which means you’ve got a good chance of being able to shape and mold him.
Cons: You’ll never be able to measure up to the gnocchetti sardi al gorgonzola — his favorite dish from Mama’s kitchen.
First, I’m too lazy to check, but I assume Gallo probably will make about $2.6 million each year, not over three years. Second, the dude’s only 21! Wouldn’t you rather someone like David Lee? Lee got $7+ million for this season, and it’s likely that he’ll get even more this summer (& for many years). Gallo could get injured before he gets to the truly big $ (or maybe his game never advances enough so that he’s worth it). And, c’mon, how much experience could he have in bed? At 6’11″ he’s probably all awkward-like, versus you know Nate Robinson’s gotta be a non-stop panther in the sack. Then again, sometimes you don’t want a panther in the sack. Lastly, not only will he make you eat all these carbs, but being so tall he must eat a ton. You’ll look like a whale within a month, and he’ll dump you for some 19-year-old who has a complete collection of Jonas Brothers’ albums.
That said, it is nice to see a Knick receive recognition. It’d be nicer if it was recognition for their on-the-court skills, but we’ll take what we can get these days.