Luigi Datome: I’ll ‘Be A Huge Fan Now Of The Celtics’ After Signing Overseas

The Boston Celtics always will hold a special place in Luigi Datome’s heart. Datome played a mere 24 games for the Celtics this past season before leaving the team as a free agent, but that was more than enough for the 27-year-old Italian to develop the type of cult-hero status not seen on Causeway Street since the days of Brian Scalabrine. Shortly after signing a three-year contract...
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Luigi Datome out of NBA, signs two-year deal in Turkey

After just two seasons in the NBA, small forward Luigi Datome is headed back to Europe, where he will play the next two seasons for Turkish team Fenerbahçe, one of the top clubs in the Euroleague. The 27-year-old Datome was originally signed as a free agent by the Pistons prior to the 2013-14 season, and became a fan favorite in Boston after coming to the Celtics at the trade deadline...
Via Celtics Life
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Luigi Datome was a fan favorite unlike any other

When the Boston Celtics acquired Luigi Datome from the Detroit Pistons last season, few had any idea just how popular he'd eventually become. The 6'8" three-point shooter came to Boston with career NBA averages of 2.5 points and 6.9 minutes, making under 20 percent of his outside shots. But with the Celtics he thrived, sort of. Here's CelticsBlog's Wes Howard with more:"His season...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Luigi Datome's future with the Boston Celtics is uncertain

Celtics' fan favorite Luigi Datome is set to become a free agent this summer. The Celtics do have an opportunity to make him an unrestricted free agent, but the high price could make that unlikely.
Via CLNS Radio
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rebuilding The Celtics: Fan Favorite Luigi Datome’s Future Uncertain

As the Boston Celtics head into the offseason, takes a closer look at each player on the roster in an effort to determine who will stick around for next season and who will be playing elsewhere. Next up: Luigi Datome. It’s hard not to like Gigi Datome. The 27-year-old, man-bunned, coffee-drinking, sharpshooting Italian has all the key ingredients to becoming a cult...
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics' Gigi Datome won't forget you chanting his name

The Celtics’ season has come to a close and today one player announced he’s making the move home for the offseason. The North End officially has one less man-bun to call its own. Luigi "Gigi" Datome has left the city. Sigh.Before he left on a jet plane, Gigi gave a shout-out to his local Volvo dealer. I get it. I drive a Volvo, Volvo's rock! Maybe that's why I love this so much...
Via Celtics Life
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Fans around the world are feasting on a large Italian, Gigi Datome

Luigi Datome is more loved than you realize. Full disclosure - I was becoming increasing fond of The Large Italian around the time of the posting of this piece. But days after its posting, "Gigi" began following me on Twitter. Shortly thereafter, he sent me a message referencing a line from the article. Shortly thereafter, my 15 year old daughter, who is an artist, drew a picture...
Via Celtics Life
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Luigi Datome Already Developing Cult-Hero Status In Boston

BOSTON — Tyler Zeller and Avery Bradley led the Celtics to victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, but neither received the loudest ovation from the TD Garden crowd. Nor did Marcus Smart, the rookie point guard who’s been the recipient of much fan appreciation this season. Nope, the most raucous cheers on this night were reserved for the one and only Luigi Datome, the...
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

It's been hard not to like the 205cm Italian, Luigi Datome

Until recently, my life contained very little Gigi, and I was fine with that. A few weeks ago, Luigi Datome was traded to the Boston Celtics. My initial scouting report was brief. ME: Hey. That guy has a beard.Of course, other NBA players do too, but I'm still not used to long crops of facial hair on professional ballers. Call me a profiler, but it just doesn't seem very athletic...
Via Celtics Life
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Not Planning To Buy Out Luigi Datome After Trade

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Celtics have no plans to buy out any of their three new acquisitions, the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy reported Friday. Source: Celtics have no buyouts planned. Thomas will take physical in Boston tomorrow, 2 Detroit guys the same in LA.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) February 21, 2015 Point guard Isaiah Thomas never was a buyout...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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