As a child he had many responsibilities and two pants, and he discovered that the streets in America weren’t made of gold. Then Luigino won fear and cannibalized basketball. As? Hardness, work, love and good wine
Montella, high Irpinia, always offers a fresh draft in the summer, even when the heat hits. Perhaps in the shade of a chestnut tree, after all Montella is the town of chestnuts, but this is not the case: in the square there is a beautiful cedar and in its shade 2-3 reporters: there is a sports legend who returns in the village, the occasion is too tempting. The legend arrives after eating, in shirt sleeves. He laughs, he enjoys himself, the usual usual questions, what it’s like to come back, if he’s eaten well, he’s okay with it. Then they ask him what is the secret of his success. He gets serious for a second, frowns, can’t find the words. There is also this, he has lived in the States for over 50 years and before that he spoke only in dialect, but then he finds them and helps himself by gesturing: “Well, you know, è che nui amma véncere semper, tutto’cose. Inzomm, nui amma fa’ comm’ ‘a Juventus”. Concept of an elementary simplicity, just as it is easy to win. The road to get there is more complicated, but even here he always simplifies with a phrase: “You have to do things in a way that they can’t be done better”. It is the mantra of Luigino Auriemma, for all Geno, basketball legend.
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