The Insider EuroLeague Documentary Series: “Luigi Datome: One of a Kind”


With his long beard and unbounded curiosity, Luigi “Gigi” Datome looks like he was sent by central casting for the part of world explorer.

That’s more than appropriate for the 30-year-Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul forward and reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion, because whenever he’s not on the court swishing shots, Datome can be found exploring art, music and culture wherever he can find them.

“Luigi Datome: One of a Kind”, the latest title in The Insider EuroLeague Documentary Series, takes you on a fascinating spin through the world of this renaissance man in sneakers.

From his roots on the breathtaking island of Sardinia to his jaunts around Istanbul, the latest classical city where basketball has taken him, Gigi’s urge to learn new things and understand his surroundings is ever-present.

By following him and hearing from his friends, teammates and family, we learn quickly that Datome is a unique pro athlete for whom sports is an extension of a broad and thoughtful aesthetic view of life.

As a connoisseur both on and off the court, Gigi Datome truly is one of a kind.