30/Jul/17 22:07

Gallinari goes Rocky Balboa on Jito Kok

30 Jul 2017 2017-07-31T21:06:26+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

- 30 Jul 2017


They usually call exhibition games as “Friendly matches”. But things between Italy and Netherlands didn’t really evolve in such a manner At all.

When Jito Kok of the Dutch national team tried to push back Danilo Gallinari rather aggressively in order to get a better positioning for a rebound, the LA Clippers forward reacted by absolutely going rampant on him and even taking a full swing.

As reported by Sky Sports Italy, Gallinari’s punch was so hard that left the game and went to the hospital to check his hand.

UPDATE: As the Italian Federation announced, Gallinari suffered a right hand fractured. The estimated time of recovery is 40 days and he’s ruled out of the EuroBasket.