TORINO – Danilo Gallinari don’t forget the challenges with Kobe Bryant. The two met 20 times in total: on 11 occasions the Black Mamba triumphed, while on the other 9 the Italian giant. A few months after the disappearance of the champion ofnba, the Rooster recalled the insults they exchanged on the pitch: “Kobe knew he was the strongest and pointed it out to you. Trash talking? On the pitch he also made you feel verbally that you had no hope against him. Among other things, he did it in Italian: from the ball to two he started talking and as often happens for all the strongest champions – who know they are stronger and therefore want to make you weigh it – it can be said that this, at least on the field, did not make him likeable“. In the direct Instagram with Ignazio Moser, Gallinari certainly did not hide his admiration for the number 24 of the Lakers: “He and LeBron James the strongest ever faced. Mentality is what made him make a difference“.