A Farewell Sonnet for Marco Belinelli

Published: July 30, 2012

Some goodbye poetry for former Hornet, Marco Belinelli.

Marco is gone and I don’t know how else to express my feelings. An Italian Sonnet for my favorite Italian basketball player. No disrespect Vincenzo Esposito.

You were born into my life August 11th 2010
In exchange for the disenchanting Julian Wright
Julian is now in the D-League; he’s an Austinite
Your shooting stroke struck my heart but the ball mostly struck the rim

1.96 meters you were pretty thin
I saw you at the Warehouse District once at night
You were Italian Supercup MVP in 2005 that was pretty tight
I will never see an Italian flag at the hive again

All Marco does is win win win no matter what
Got money on his mind he can never get enough
And every time he steps up in the building
Everybody’s hands go up
And they stay there and they say “yeah” and they stay there
Up down up down up down

P.S. I spent a few weeks in Italy last May and the hostel I crashed at had a magazine with our former soldier on the cover. Some final photos of our boy hanging out in New Orleans for you to sob over:

Follow Chris Trew on Twitter and see him perform live this Tuesday July 31st at the Howlin’ Wolf Den in New Orleans at 8:30p.


  1. Xman3000

    July 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    We need another for Mr. Ariza.. so how many combined bricks between Marco and Ariza… There airballs will be sorely missed….

  2. Lance Broussard

    July 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    i always wondered why DW wasnt in that video

  3. nolahog

    July 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I LOVE that old intro. It always both cracked me up as well as pumped me up during games. It’s hard to believe that Jason Smith is the ONLY player still left from that video. He’s like the winner of the Hunger Games. Maybe his nickname should be Katniss.

  4. Josh

    July 30, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I think we should’ve signed Marco for 1 year, $2.5 million, but he probably wasn’t going to be part of our future.

  5. NOS-3RD GEN

    July 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I’m gonna miss Marco Belinelli. I wish him da best of luck in CHI-TOWN. I still thought that would’ve been awesome if we kept him and bring in him and Anderson in the second line-up. Or sign and trade him to the Clippers for E.Bledsoe. but now we get nothing and he’s gone from the team that put him on the map

    • Snow

      July 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      I would have LOVED to have Bledsoe on the team! We almost got him with the CP3 trade. If we had Bledsoe, it’d be over! We’d make a good playoff run

  6. Jordan J.

    July 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    This just makes me miss that 09-10 team. I don’t know why but they were really one of my favorite Hornets teams ever.

  7. aswemajor

    August 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Is it just me or does Marco really look like Sylvester Stallone. http://por-img.cimcontent.net/api/assets/bin-201205/b72f264c7df94337cf3e59658734c769.jpg

  8. sundance

    August 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Chris- Your gesture is nice but if anyone needs to be appreciated it’s Monty. Just to put Marco’s pick-up from the Raptors in context, Jay Triano gave up on Marco halfway through the 2009 season and never did play him in the second half. The guy was just a hot mess after stints with GS and TOR. While he was capable of doing a little of everything, it was evident he did nothing exceptionally well. Monty was the first coach who cared enough to re-define Marco as a shooter, thus giving him an identity in the NBA. I always believed Marco would get a contract and I think he’ll do well in Chicago, but only because he was lucky to have had Monty as his coach.

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