When Knicks rookie Danilo Gallinari scores, public address announcer Mike Wasczewski says his name in a thick Italian accent (“Dan-eeeel-0 Gal-lin-ar-ay!”) and then plays “Volare” or “That’s Amore.”
And Gallinari doesn’t like it. You know, I guess because he doesn’t like being viewed as a massive stereotype for Italians.
So, if you are a Knicks fan, I guess you can probably scratch these planned promotions off of your calendar:
February 4th — All fans 12 and under receive a Spi-cy Meat-a (Basket)Ball-Eh!
February 19th — All male fans with greasy hair get a free, gold, Knicks pinky ring!
March 3rd — Stooped, wart-covered, little, old women who reek of garlic and cook all day get in half price!
March 22nd — Stupid Polacks with names like “Wasczewski” get in free simply by stating an ethnic stereotype!