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Born: Mar 25, 1986 Italy
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 195 lbs


Name is pronounced Mark-o bell-ee-nell-ee … was given the nickname “Beli” by his childhood friends … attended the 2007 NBA Draft in New York, marking his first trip to the United States … obtained a driver’s license for the first time in his life in the summer of 2008 … did not drive in Italy or during his rookie season in the NBA … he says that if he was not playing professional basketball he would work in the fashion industry ... while with the Hornets, he spoke at Bart’s Bees assembly in January of 2012, encouraging students to work hard in school … in an extended meet and greet, he spent time with a Hornets fan who had recently lost a family member to cancer after a game in April of 2012 … he visited with patients and employees at Ochsner Medical Center in April of 2012 … met with Hornets fans at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season as part of a fan appreciation event … handed out Thanksgiving baskets to Recovery School district children and their families at Rouses Supermarket during the 2010 holiday season