Marco Belinelli Needs A Nickname

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Warriors’ first round draft pick Marco Belinelli has been the ragazzo d’oro (golden boy) of the Vegas Summer League, but so far, the Italian import has no good nicknames. According to his Wikipedia page (and his Italian version too), his only sopranome is “Beli.” Bo-ring!

Let’s change that.

Bay Area sports fans, it’s up to us to find our newest fan-favorite Warrior a nickname. Oh, and the first person to suggest “Italian Stallion” gets banned. Originality, people.

Here are a few ideas to get the juices flowing:

  • Il Tiratore: We saw this on GSoM. It means “the shooter” in Italian. It’s good, but we can do better.
  • Dio: God.
  • The Espresso Machine: Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson energized those Celtics Pistons team with “instant offense”; Belinelli will provide a similar offensive jolt for the Warriors off the bench.
  • Nellie’s Beli: This one really doesn’t make much sense, but it’s been thrown out there because it’s cute. Errrr, clever. Clever!
  • The Renaissance: Plus, you’ve got the duality of the Warriors’ own rebirth.
  • The Duro Euro: “Duro” means “hard” in Italian, and we know Marco’s not just another soft European in the mold of Vlade Divac and Peja Stojakovic. But there are those, um, sexual undertones.
  • The Crazy Bolognese: It rhymes. If he proves to be the second coming of Mike Dunleavy on defense, the Lazy Bolognese.
  • Omerta: We like this one. Omerta is the Sicilian code for silence (usually in the context of mafia doings). When Belinelli nails a couple threes of the bench in Staples Center, the crowd will go silent. He will be a silencer.
  • Three Point Mafia: You know, like the Oscar winners.
  • Wop N’ Pop: This is actually more of a set play. Some teams have the pick n’ roll; look for Nellie to run the wop n’ pop, taking advantage of Marco’s shooting touch.
  • La Cosa Nostra: He’s our thing.
  • Sprezzatura: The Renaissance ideal of making the difficult look easy. The meaning fits, as Marco makes the game look easy, and the word is fun to say, but it’s a bit of a mouthful. This is one of our favorites, mostly because we like saying it. Sprezzatura.
  • EVOO: Yeah, we hate Rachael Ray, but MB’s game is smooth like olive oil.
  • Il Guerriero: Italian for “warrior.”
  • Intrepido!: It means “fearless.” If the summer league games are any indication, Belinelli is not scared to take the quick three or take it hard to the rim. Plus, we like the idea of Jim Barnett screaming “Intrepido!” after a Belinelli dunk.

We suspect that the more we see him play, the more ideas we’ll get. For now though, feel free to share your suggestions/votes.


64 Responses to Marco Belinelli Needs A Nickname

  1. Max Mercy says:

    lazy eye belinelli

  2. Anonymous says:

    wop ‘n’ pop… HAHAHAHA

  3. Don’t forget “Marco… Marco… Marco… POLO!”

    Keep up the great work!

  4. Anonymous says:

    i really thought vinnie johnson microwaved the celts while playing for the pistons.

  5. NBA Glue says:

    “Alfredo” or “Carbonara”. Both are white, both are Italian, both are good.

  6. steve says:

    How about Jelly Belly Belinelli

  7. jon says:

    a friend of mine and i have been calling him italian job.

  8. One person says:

    I think (but I’m not sure) Il Tiratore means “the sniper.” I think that makes it better.

  9. the microwave says:

    Um Vinnie Johnson played for the PISTONS… but good post

  10. Homerdrew says:

    I think we’re making it a bit to tough on ourselves. I’m leaning towards the Italian Stallion (running and all that), The Zip (what people called Furio on the sopranos when he came over), The Naplese Nightmare (take off on Christian Okoye’s nickname, though I have no clue if Belinelli is from Naples), l’uomo delle signore (the ladies man…then KNBR could play all sorts of clips from that movie and SNL), Belly (taking the DMX route from his Wiki nickname), and finally Enrico Palazzo (Leslie Nielsen’s alter ego in Naked Gun)

  11. andrea baggio says:

    hi guys,
    I’m an italian fan
    please listen to me:

    -) ITALIAN STALLION please no. If you choose it, the italians will think you are a country that knows the same 4-5 thinghs about italy (mandolino, spaghetti, mafia, stallone, pizza). Italy is a little like that (specially on south) but luckily not only like that.
    -) THE CRAZY BOLOGNESE is ugly, there isn’t fantasy.
    -) OMERTA’ no because is a word with a very very negative sense. It is tipical of a man with no strength, pride, a coward man.
    -) THREE POINT MAFIA is insulting
    -) the same thing for LA COSA NOSTRA
    -) NAPLES is a town that doesn’t matter with BELINELLI lifeway. He comes from BOLOGNA, it’s not the same.
    -) SPREZZATURA has not a sense; it seems SPREZZANTE that means “overconfident”
    -) ALFREDO is ridicoulus but it can works.
    -) CARBONARA is worst then ALFREDO
    -) ENRICO PALAZZO is ridicoulus too. It is a name of a guy who lives and works in Germany. No one knows it in Italy. not even in the Leslie Nielsen movies.

    the other nicknames are ok (more or less)
    -) INTREPIDO! is the name of old comic and sport strips of the ’70 (
    -) IL GUERRIERO is good but without fantasy
    -) DIO is good
    -) THE ESPRESSO MACHINE is no bad (better maybe only ESPRESSO)

    I can suggest:
    -) CECCHINO” (chek-kee-no). it means “sniper”.
    -) IL SANTO – (as IL MAGO for bargnani) it means “the saint”; it reminds something of otherwordly.
    -) BELìN – it means “dick” “cock” in Genoa dialect but is smoth to hear. It let imagine something that slips away or better something that squeezes on everywhere.
    -) SVAMPITO it means “hare-brained” like he seems.
    -) CONFUSED he seams always like that.
    -) IL GUARDIANO (because he is a guard); it means”watchman”; maybe it is not the world to recognize him.
    -) IL GIUDIZIO it means “the judgement”
    -) BELLI CAPELLI it means “nice hear” and we use that to call someone who likes to the peaople likes him.
    -) IL DUCA or THE DUKE because his noble figure
    -) OMBRA it means “shadow”. his plays remind a killer who shoots coming from shadows.
    -) IL PRINCIPE it means “the prince” but it would be not original.
    -) GARISENDA (Bologna has two medieval towers. the big one is Asinelli, the small one is Garisenda)
    -) EMILIO (he comes from the county of Emilia, Emily)
    -) SONNO it means “sleep” (you can imagine why)
    -) IL SONNAMBULO it means someone who walks sleeping

    bye guys.
    go warriors !

    My favorite is IL SANTO (it reminds also a tv serial of the ’70 – Simon Templar do you remember ? – or the movie with Val Kilmer)

  12. HotPot says:

    ha has a couple

  13. brian harp says:

    im gonna go straihgt to hte point Ittallion stallion

  14. Angelo D'Elia says:

    his nickname should be “diami tre” = give me three

    sounds like (deeyametray)

  15. Tommy Dexter says:


  16. Geena Marchese says:

    i like “the pizzaiola”

  17. akbaaaaar says:

    since he looks like rocky balboa, u should make his name somthing that relates to him. Young Rocky…. i dunno think of something

  18. Stefano Cesarini says:

    “Cake” is perfect

  19. Ocbgfbkf says:

    How do you spell that? nn teens

  20. Rorwhrud says:

    How much is a First Class stamp? Cp Video 73543

  21. Brmarohv says:

    I’d like to apply for this job Tube Top Models

  22. Iqyrfzke says:

    I’d like to pay this cheque in, please free xxx movie bbs fuck so hot. my pussy is red i rubbed it so hard and stuck my dildo in so far watching these girls.

  23. Aooephjr says:

    What sort of music do you listen to?

  24. Vvcwattl says:

    Cool site goodluck 🙂

  25. Asvjubfz says:

    I’d like a phonecard, please

  26. Cufbmnwo says:

    Can I call you back?

  27. Levi says:

    We need someone with qualifications

  28. Tristan says:

    How many would you like?

  29. Colton says:

    How do you spell that? tamoxifen price in philippines  Set out the name of the Controlled Drug in full or be abbreviated only by the use of BP,

  30. Andrew says:

    Do you need a work permit? Viagra Generic Online 5.3. Interpret and evaluate the disease states affect presentations with a

  31. Ufuublup says:

    Could I take your name and number, please? i love lolitas models Sexy film white girl is reluctant at first, but then takes the black penis all the way inside sexy moaning also.

  32. Yvhubkpb says:

    I didn’t go to university little girl loloita pussy cytherea is queen! i used to see a girl who squirted like her. think thats why i like her so much. her every mannerism when she cums is like that tight wet gushing girl

  33. Paige says:

    I’m a housewife nymphets and lolitas girl rapist grabbing the neck

  34. Roolckrm says:

    Could you ask her to call me? porn pedos small lolitas The Puke: I agree: Fuck this vid and this cunt bitch!…This is a porn web site where I want to view nude girls: Tits and pussy lips with some hair…HaHa!…

  35. Alexander says:

    Do you know what extension he’s on? asian lolita art pics lol kicked all they asses out

  36. Jtodflql says:

    Thanks for calling incest pfoto album lolita He is hot!!! He has a nice ass, love it when he’s fucking her from behind! Watching him work it has got me so horny! I want him to fuck me, but he needs better rhythm lol

  37. Jtodflql says:

    Thanks for calling incest pfoto album lolita He is hot!!! He has a nice ass, love it when he’s fucking her from behind! Watching him work it has got me so horny! I want him to fuck me, but he needs better rhythm lol

  38. Dfaqjlre says:

    I’d like to withdraw $100, please little nude lolita free Your bodies fit together so perfect, I can’t tell you how many times I came watching this. My favorite fuck couple, ever.

  39. Aiden says:

    Another year lolitas girls hard pics iwish i had the stones to just jumpout and find some RANDOM chick and propisition her for some sex !!!

  40. Jordan says:

    magic story very thanks ls dreams lolita photos this vid is suckish i dont now why im watching

  41. Kaylee says:

    A few months zithromax x-ray making adverse drug reactions

  42. Aiden says:

    I’ve come to collect a parcel free lollita xxx sex Whanna fuck her in that tight hole 🙂

  43. Gabriella says:

    this post is fantastic kamagra 100mg oral jelly anwendung and medical products in a professional manner.

  44. Sofia says:

    Have you got any experience? fluconazole cost india Patient Counseling Evaluation Form

  45. Brianna says:

    Do you need a work permit? order seroquel no prescription must complete the processor control number field on the reversal transaction. If omitted,

  46. Lucky says:

    What do you do? hilton cigarettes price Practice Site will make available office and conference space for students and, if applicable,

  47. Kylie says:

    Wonderfull great site naughtyamerica
    omg, watching this has got be so turned on and my undies a little soaked. if u want to reinact this find me here lonelyandbored. c o m

  48. промокоды kidmart says:

    Your account’s overdrawn промокод kidmart

  49. click says:

    Fantastic site. Plenty of handy details in this article. We’re sending it to several buddies ans in addition revealing in scrumptious. And clearly, we appreciate you your effort!

  50. Eva says:

    How do you do? buy cheap artane Edinburgh Evening News provides news, events and sport features from the Edinburgh area. For the best up to date information relating to Edinburgh and the surrounding areas visit us at Edinburgh Evening News regularly or bookmark this page.

  51. Sydney says:

    I’m from England atorvastatin calcium generic The company has brought back sales events and basic merchandise like khakis in forgiving fits. To kick off the holiday shopping season, Penney opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. That was much earlier than the 6 a.m. opening on Black Friday a year ago.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: