Tuesday , Dec , 08 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Danilo Gallinari: I’ll Probably Cry When Knicks Play in Milan

Danilo Gallinari says he "will probably cry" when he returns to his Italian hometown next October with the rest of his teammates.

"It will mean so much to me," Gallinari said of the NBA’s tentative plans for the Knicks to play preseason games in Milan and Paris.

Gallinari was beaming Monday night over the prospects of returning to Milan as well as having one of his boyhood heroes, Italian soccer great Paolo Maldini, attend the Knicks’ win over Portland Monday night. Maldini retired from A.C. Milan last season.