There will also be an athlete Italian in theAll Star Weekend scheduled for Feb. 16-18 in Indianapolis.
No last-minute call-ups for Danilo Gallinari or Simone Fontecchio, representing Italy will be. Gianmarco Tamberi. The Olympic high jump champion will play the All Star Celebrity Game on Stephen A. Smith’s team. Along with him are actors, other (former) sportsmen and content creators, as well as former player Metta World Peace. Running Tamberi’s team, in addition to the ESPN journalist, are former WNBA A’ja Wilson and singer Lil Wayne. The head coach of the other team will be Shannon Sharpe with Peyton Manning and 50 Cent as assistants.
It will be played Saturday night at 1 a.m. (Italian time) and for Tamberi it will be a return. Already two years ago Gimbo participated by literally putting on a show.