Video: Danilo Gallinari Defends Fast Break By Hanging On Rim

With one minute remaining in last night’s Nuggets-Cavaliers game, the Cavs (who trailed by one point) stole the ball and started the fast break. Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari found himself alone in the paint against the Cavs’ Kyrie Irving and Alonzo Gee.

Rather than try to stop one or the other, Gallinari did the only logical thing: he swung from the rim like a second grader on the monkey bars.

Gallinari’s peculiar defense didn’t stop Gee from getting an easy dunk.


The Cavs ended up winning 100-99.

Hat tip: Rant Sports

About Josh Tinley

Josh Tinley writes the Away From The Action column at Midwest Sports Fans, covering all aspects of sport aside from what actually happens on the field, court, or track. Josh grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports and the managing editor of LinC, a weekly curriculum for teens that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Josh lives outside Nashville with his wife, Ashlee, and children, Meyer (7), Resha Kate (5), and Malachi (3). He will not allow himself to die before the Evansville Purple Aces make another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Follow him on Twitter @joshtinley or send him an e-mail.


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