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Gigi & Darko Unscripted tips off on Friday!
A pair of top stars in their fields, world-renowned actor Darko Peric and former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champ Luigi Datome of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, come together with flying colors in a new series of videos from EuroLeague Basketball – Gigi & Darko Unscripted!

Well-traveled friends who found success far from their respective homelands, Gigi and Darko may be confined to their houses these days, like many people, but they rise to the occasion by letting viewers in on their wide-ranging video conversation about an eclectic mix of subjects.

Their free-wheeling chat will be aired in three episodes over one week as part of a #EUROLEAGUEUNITED campaign that continues offering fans unique content during the current pandemic.

The exclusive videos will air on the Euroleague Basketball YouTube channel, the EuroLeague Facebook Page and starting on Friday, May 15. The second episode is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 and the third and last for Thursday, May 21.

Peric, whose five seasons on the hit Netflix series Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) have won him fans all over the world, has an abiding love of sports in general and basketball in particular from his upbringing in Serbia. During his rise to fame, he served as the co-host of the Cool EuroLeague series. That's where he met Datome, an All-EuroLeague standout whose talents have taken him to three continents and given him a rich appreciation of diverse cultures that inform the book he has recently written.

As might be expected, their lively conversation touches on subjects far and wide as they discuss movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel, documentaries like The Last Dance, musicians like Patti Smith, and basketball stars like Dennis Rodman and Luka Doncic, among many other things. Sparks, insights and humor all fly fast as Gigi and Darko trade stories and opinions from inside the entertainment and sports worlds.

Fans can enjoy a rare, front-row seat at the intersection of sports and culture with Gigi & Darko Unscripted!


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