Danilo Gallinari ‘risked’ playing with LeBron James

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King James’s Lakers had also appeared on the former Olimpia Milano.

After wearing the jerseys of the New York Knicks, the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Oklahoma City Thunder and, lastly – from 2020, that of the Atlanta Hawks, Danilo Gallinari is about to begin a new adventure on the parquet floors of the most spectacular league in the world: in fact, waiting for him is the signing, which should materialize as early as in the next few hours, with the Boston Celtics, defending champions of the Eastern Conference and NBA vice-championsI.

The story, however, could have taken an entirely different turn. Back stories have surfaced about the other franchises interested in the former Olimpia Milano’s performance: there were in fact the Chicago Bulls, but also the Miami Heat and the Minnesota Timberwolves. And, drumroll, LeBron James’s Los Angeles Lakers as well, albeit in a more defiladed position.

Even if the chance to wear the prestigious yellow-violet jersey and play alongside a living legend like the Akro, Ohio native did not materialize, the ‘Rooster’ can console himself by joining the rotations of one of the best teams in the league. The deal with the Celtics will be a two-year one, with a salary expected to be around 6 million a year.

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