Today, August 8th, is the birthday of former New York Knick Danilo Gallinari, he has turned 23 years old. Gallinari was born on August 8, 1988, and he chose the jersey number eight because it is featured multiple times on his birthday, 8/8/88.
Gallinari was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Knicks, and he won over fan appreciation for his three-point shooting. However, Gallinari was traded away last season in a blockbuster deal that brought Carmelo Anthony to the Big Apple.
So far in his time in the NBA, Danilo Gallinari averages 13.8 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game and nearly two three-point field goals per game.