Despite losing Chris Paul, the Los Angeles Clippers have enjoyed a very productive offseason, so it makes total sense that the Clippers Curse reared its head today when big signee Danilo Gallinari was sent to the hospital after punching Netherlands player Jito Kok:
Danilo Gallinari went to the hospital for a medical evaluation of his hand after the punch he gave to Kok's face, as reported by Sky Sport
— Sportando (@Sportando) July 30, 2017
As you can see in the clip below, Kok appeared to hit Danilo in the face with an elbow during an international friendly between Italy and the Netherlands — the Italian promptly responded by delivering a blow with his shooting hand. Smart!
Full vid of Gallinari fight pic.twitter.com/21lDeZyZmO
— Alexander Chernykh (@chernykh) July 30, 2017
Danilo, of course, signed a three-year, $65 million deal with the Clippers earlier this month. He’s rewarded the organization by going full Blake Griffin.
Update: Clips gonna Clip.
Danilo Gallinari fractured his right hand. Will miss the EuroBasket, per the Italian Federationhttps://t.co/fihP2yU33w
— Eurohoops.net (@Eurohoopsnet) July 30, 2017