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  Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Gigli: I like the NBA, but prefer European bball
By Luis Fernández

One href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> highlights href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> lately href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> Angelo href=/profile//> Gigli, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> power href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> currently href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Bipop href=/profile//> Carire href=/profile//> Reggio href=/profile//> Emilia. href=/profile//> After href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> preseason, href=/profile//> Gigli href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> averaging href=/profile//> 11.2 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4.4 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 1.7 href=/profile//> blocks href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 1.3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> league. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> perhaps href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> one, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> whopping href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> blocks, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> drawing href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> reviews.

His href=/profile//> athletic href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> feet href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> inches href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> polished href=/profile//> skills, href=/profile//> including href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> deep href=/profile//> stroke, href=/profile//> hasn't href=/profile//> gone href=/profile//> unnoticed href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe. href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> powerhouses href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> Montepaschi href=/profile//> Siena, href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> Bologna href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> Virtus href=/profile//> Roma, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> Spanish href=/profile//> clubs href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> Tau href=/profile//> Vitoria href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Pamesa href=/profile//> Valencia href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> interested href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> him, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> reports href=/profile//> Gazzetta href=/profile//> di href=/profile//> Reggio.

While href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> current href=/profile//> team's href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> Stefano href=/profile//> Landi href=/profile//> admits href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> difficult href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> retain href=/profile//> him, href=/profile//> Angelo href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> careful href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> words: href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> ambitions href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> everybody href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> don't href=/profile//> hide href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> desire href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> compete href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague. href=/profile//> But href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> objective href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> keep href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> getting href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> keep href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> Bipop href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> division.

It's href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> surprising href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> hear href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> word href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> mouth href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> Euro href=/profile//> stud href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> talking href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> ambitions. href=/profile//> As href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> told href=/profile//> Corriere href=/profile//> della href=/profile//> Sera, href=/profile//> Gigli href=/profile//> doesn't href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> doubts: href=/profile//> Yes, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> prefer href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> basketball; href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> authentic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> entertaining. href=/profile//> And href=/profile//> above href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> American href=/profile//> ballers, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> commit href=/profile//> themselves href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> during href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> quarter, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> follow href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> non-Americans href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> fight href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> among href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> pros.

One href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> sure, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> guy href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> character.

 
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