Paul & Shark Danilo Gallinari
by Stephen Garner

Italian luxury sportswear brand Paul & Shark is teaming up with professional basketball player Danilo Gallinari of the Atlanta Hawks.

A 13-year pro, the partnership comes on the heels of one of Gallinari’s best seasons to date, taking the Atlanta Hawks to the Eastern Division Finals and captaining the Italian basketball team at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Paul & Shark and Gallinari have also been longtime champions of sustainability and will continue to support these causes through the partnership.

“Paul & Shark and I have so much in common; An Italian company from Lombardy that’s established itself all over the world, I myself was born in Lombardy and have played in the United States at the highest levels since I was barely twenty years old,” said Gallinari. “Representing Italy abroad has always been an extraordinary source of pride and responsibility. Paul & Shark is also a family business, which is very important to me, as my family has an integral part of my life every step of the way.”

“We also share a love for nature and commitment to sustainability,” Gallinari added. “I’ve always felt strongly about this but now that I have become a father it seems unthinkable not to do everything possible to leave a livable world for future generations. To me, it’s a moral duty and I’m excited to partner with a company that feels the same way.”

As a brand heavily involved in sports across the world, Gallinari joins Italian National Soccer team Head Coach Roberto Mancini and Formula 1 Driver Antonio Giovinazzi as official brand ambassadors for Paul & Shark.