Marco Belinelli’s Dark Secret

Published: October 12, 2010

At least it was Marco’s dark secret back in his rookie year.  I’ll make sure Joe puts that season credential to use and finds out this season if it is still his bete noire.

Oh, what am I talking about?  Cookies, of course!  American cookies, actually.  From the archives of our fellow THN blog comes the following morsel:

He[Belinelli] was nicknamed “Cookie Monster” by his teammates because of his love for American cookies. The only thing is that this love made him gain 4 kilos – He’s now supposed to go easy on the cookies.

Four kilos.  I believe that’s european for 8,432 lbs.  Or maybe 8.8 lbs.  Whichever it is, that’s a lot of cookies.

Now I’m not sure I am condoning giving him that nickname.  Screaming “Coooookiieeeees!!” at the Arena doesn’t necessarily trip right off the tongue, or seem likely to get those around you to buy in very quickly.  It’s not like “Buckets!!” or “Fluffy!!” ya know?

Maybe “Monstah!!”?  Or is that too Boston Red Sox?

Oh, and if you want to watch a 5-minute video of Belinelli and a couple other Golden State NBA rookies failing to dance, visit the article the above quote came from over at

Hat tip to Henry Abbott, who put me on the trail.

Isn't he Cute?


  1. 42

    October 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    photo: . . .

  2. jib

    October 12, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Cookie Crisp has a good ring to it imo

  3. Joe Gerrity

    October 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Me talk to Marco soon about favorite cookies.

  4. Zwie

    October 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Well i myself, Just ordered NBA league pass. so i will be watching all the hornets games this year. And whenever MArco scores, I shall be yelling COOKIES~!!!!!!!!

    i kinda like it… if i lived in new orleans, i would totally be yelling that out at the games… i mean is just like when your playing basketball and you get a steal… people usually say “cookies”…

    so i dont think is too akward….

    is also different… just think…. cp to marco for a threee… and the arena goes wild yelling “COOKIES!!!!!”

    i think that would be awesome……

  5. Joe P

    October 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    My nickname idea is “the Marcs,” for the platoon. Too bad we don’t have Sean Marks anymore. He would be the first big off the bench.

  6. sundance

    October 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    They still get on him about this in Italy.

  7. JCS

    October 12, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Can we do a poll about this?

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  9. Ryan Schwan

    October 13, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Hey! That’s right, we can do polls now! One poll coming up!

  10. TopherPrice

    October 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I say when he scores the PA should say MARCO and the crowd respond with POLO, like a giant swimming pool of children. I bet he wouldn’t know what the hell was going on, as I’m pretty sure that is an American thing. LOL

    • Ryan Schwan

      October 13, 2010 at 9:24 am

      Maybe that’s another thing we can get Joe to do. Have him try to set that up with the PA Announcer guy.

      • 42

        October 13, 2010 at 10:00 am

        Chuck Edwards.

        Anyone else think he’s the Brian Doyle-Murray to Jack Black’s Bill Murray? i was going to do the Howard brothers, but I’m not going to compare the man to Clint Howard. Brian has a respectable stature and resume.

      • TopherPrice

        October 13, 2010 at 10:38 pm

        The Hornets web guy loved the idea as well, as did the 4 or 5 who retweeted their love for the idea. We may be seeing some new fan participation in the Hive this season. 🙂

  11. 42

    October 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I voted “Other” for Biscotti.

  12. 42

    October 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Little Italy was mentioned last night at the game.

    • TopherPrice

      October 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

      Thumbs down at the name not you. haha

  13. Maurice

    November 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    The best nickname for Belinelli is ROCKY….

  14. Andrea from Italy

    November 4, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    ^what he said..Rocky since he looks like Sylvester Stallone.

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