In 1988, Danilo Gallinari was born in Sant'Angel Lodigiano, Italy. Nicknamed "The Rooster" (Il Gallo, in Italian), Gallinari began his basketball quest in 2004 playing for Casalpusterlengo, a team in Serie B1, the third level in Italy. He spent four professional seasons playing in Italy before being drafted by the Knicks. The Rooster's father, Vittorio, played professional basketball in Italy for many teams. Vittorio was a Milan teammate and roommate of NBA player and coach Mike D'Antoni for eight seasons. Danilo participated in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders goodwill tour in Senegal in 2010. His favorite foods are sushi and gnocchi.You can follow the forward on Twitter (@gallinari8888) and Instagram (@danilogallogallinari).