San Antonio Spurs: Lionel Messi pays tribute to Manu Ginobili

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

In The Bonus: It’s Manu Ginobili day, so we’re talking about Manu

If you thought trading away an MVP candidiate was going to be the biggest Spurs news of the summer . . . It’s truly the end of an era as Manu Ginobili rides off into the sunset. And just like any Western, we’re a little sad at his departure, though we knew the inevitability all along. For us, legends never …

Report: Spurs sign Chimezie Metu to rookie deal

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 …

San Antonio Spurs: Chimezie Metu agrees to three-year deal

Chimezie Metu agreed to a contract with the San Antonio Spurs that will run for three seasons, according to a report. The San Antonio Spurs not only selected Lonnie Walker in the 2018 NBA Draft, but Chimezie Metu at No. 49 overall in the second round. A center from USC, Metu made his Spurs debut […] San Antonio Spurs: Chimezie …

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

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 …

When the dust settled on the Hype Team Auditions

[Welcome to Part 5 of the series chronicling my experience auditioning for the brand new Spurs Hype Team. Here’s part 1, part 2, and part 3 and part 4 if you want to get caught up.] I do want to thank each of you who has travelled through this journey with me this week. I had a great time participating, …

SPURS SIGN QUINCY PONDEXTER

SAN ANTONIO (August 29, 2018) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard Quincy Pondexter. Source: Spurs

The Spurs offense could be a surprise thanks to their youngsters

Here’s something we haven’t said about San Antonio in forever: they could sneak up on some teams this year. This is third and final post of a three-part series on how the Spurs pick-and-roll attack could evolve around their new pieces. Part 1 discussed how DeMar DeRozan could be the missing piece to the Spurs’ struggling offensive game over the …

San Antonio Spurs: Gregg Popovich is the last man standing

Without the “Big 3” on the San Antonio Spurs, New York Times reporter Marc Stein speculated on head coach Gregg Popovich’s future. The San Antonio Spurs saw their foundation start to break down, when Tim Duncan retired in 2016 after 19 NBA seasons. Two years later, Tony Parker departed for the Charlotte Hornets and was […] San Antonio Spurs: Gregg …