San Antonio Spurs: Lionel Messi pays tribute to Manu Ginobili

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Soccer superstar Lionel Messi thanked Manu Ginobili for everything he did for the San Antonio Spurs and in professional basketball. On Monday, Manu Ginobili called it a career with the San Antonio Spurs and entered retirement. It marked the end of a 16-year run, loaded with memories and accolades to fill a stint that potentially […] San Antonio Spurs: Lionel …

An imaginary oral history of how Manu Ginobili changed the NFL forever: Part 4

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The conclusion of the alternate timeline in which The Argentine played quarterback and revolutionized American football. Editor’s Note: On the occasion of our favorite player choosing to retire, we can either be maudlin and emotional or we can celebrate his career by having some fun. This is an attempt at the latter. What follows is the account of an imaginary …

Welcome to The MANU Tournament

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What better way to determine Manu’s best play of all time than an NCAA-style tournament? With Manu Ginobili having officially retired from the San Antonio Spurs, there has been plenty of honor and praise being thrown his way. He was an amazing leader and teammate both on and off the court, and he brought a whole new style of play …

San Antonio Spurs: A list of David Robinson’s accolades

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David Robinson accomplished plenty in his career with the San Antonio Spurs. Which accolades stood out in 14 years in the Alamo City? Before Tim Duncan, David Robinson was the main player in San Antonio Spurs history. His arrival in 1989 began the organization’s run through the early 1990s, with Sean Elliott right behind him, […] San Antonio Spurs: A …

Manu Ginobili elevated basketball to theater

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In Ginobili, Spurs fans had the perfect protagonist, a selfless star with a flair for the dramatic, nose for the moment and an unmatched will to win. The countless Manu Ginobili tributes published this week attest to a vast and uniquely complex legacy that’s easy to speak of through earnest emotion but more difficult to reconcile in sober, concrete terms …

Open Thread: San Antonio City Council decked out in Manu Ginobili jerseys

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A proclamation dedicating August 30, 2018 as Manu Ginobili Day Yesterday, August 30, San Antonio celebrated Manu Ginobili Day. Mayor Ron Neiremburg spoke highly of the decorated Spur. In addition, the City Council members were all dressed in #20 jerseys. You can see the four-minute video by clicking on the link here. Mayor Nirenberg and City Council honor Manu Ginobili …

Report: Spurs sign Chimezie Metu to rookie deal

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Per Shams Charania, the Spurs have inked the 2018 second-round pick to a three-year rookie contract. The Spurs have reportedly signed the 49th overall pick in this year’s draft, Chimezie Metu, to a three-year rookie deal. The Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the news on Thursday morning: Sources: The San Antonio Spurs and second-round pick Chimezie Metu have agreed on a …

An imaginary oral history of how Manu Ginobili changed the NFL forever: Part 3

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In a different timeline, The Argentine would have made an insanely great quarterback. Editor’s Note: On the occasion of our favorite player choosing to retire, we can either be maudlin and emotional or we can celebrate his career by having some fun. This is an attempt at the latter. What follows is the account of an imaginary universe in which …