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Nuggets new “Italian celebration” has people talking (VIDEO)

Apr 4, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

What are NBA fans talking about on Thursday? besides Knicks hot streak and where the Kings will play next season?

The NBA twittersphere was buzzing about the new “Italian celebration” of the Nuggets. We saw it Wednesday night after a big Danilo Gallinari three  ball that helped sink the Jazz. First Gallinari does a little kissing the tips of his fingers gesture followed by the Nuggets bench responding with bunching their fingers together and shaking those hands over their heads in another gesture considered Italian in origin. I guess.

Because you can find anything on the Internet, NBA.com’s All Ball blog looked up what the gestures mean. I’m not sure it matters (and I don’t think it is done as intended to insult a culture, although if it was another culture would we say that?). It’s kind of amusing and in a league where finding creative celebrations is not always easy this is certainly creative.

Thanks to SLAM for the video.

  1. RavenzGunnerz - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Can we stop being too sensitive?

    Or am I insensitive with this comment?

  2. LPad - Apr 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Did Gallo do a throat slash right before raising his hand?

  3. rj2323 - Apr 4, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Haha love it

  4. jgarcia050 - Apr 4, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    spike lee and knick fans were doing this when gallo was a knick

  5. broncobeta - Apr 4, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    That’s what I love about Denver. They are a team. Those guys love playing with each other.

  6. acdc363 - Apr 4, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    that was amazing

  7. rickyspanish - Apr 4, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Denver is great, that celebration made me happy.

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