Danilo Gallinari: the Most Important Man in New York Sports

August 29th, 2010 by Mike A Leave a reply »
Derek Jeter, Mark Sanchez, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Eli Manning, CC Sabathia, Amar'e Stoudemire, Robinson Cano, Darrelle Revis, Justin Tuck, John Tavares, David Wright.

When you think New York superstars, those are the first names that come to mind.

And for good reason; these guys are some of the brightest stars in all of sports.

However, the name of the most important athlete in the Empire State doesn't lie anywhere within the aforementioned names.

The most important man in New York sports is Knicks swingman Danilo Gallinari.

You heard me!

I'll get right down to explaining this as the mobs form outside my house.

In New York, we're as passionate about our sports teams as anybody. We love our Yankees, Rangers, Islanders, Mets, Jets, and so on.

However, despite what recent events may suggest, New York is a basketball town.

Ask any New Yorker over the age of 25, the Knicks owned the '90s in New York. The Yankees and Rangers were both arguably more successful, but the Garden was rocking every time Pat Ewing slammed one down or John Starks pocketed a three.

But t ...

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