The Crossover welcomes Nicolo Melli! Milan big man talks about his life and career with Joe Arlauckas.
00:00 Intro 00:30 Melli’s podcasting experience
05:30 On his mother, an Olympic volleyball player
09:45 Growing up in Reggio Emilia
12:30 Injuries during his youth career
17:30 Use of social media 21:40 On Taking care of his body
25:30 Brose Bamberg and Coach Trinchieri
38:00 Playing for Coach Obradovic
46:45 Final Four in Belgrade
53:00 Playing in the NBA
57:40 Back in Italy with Milan
1:00:00 On fatherhood
1:07:20 Interests off the court
1:10:30 The Crossover Test
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