Ginobili ‘thrilled’ to learn Argentinean rookie Laprovittola made Spurs.

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SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili was asked if he sent fellow Argentinean Nico Laprovittola a bottle of champagne after learning the undrafted rookie guard had made the Spurs’ 15-man roster. “No, he should send it,” Ginobili joked. All kidding aside, Ginobili said he was “thrilled” to hear Laprovittola had beaten the odds to make the team. “He’s a great kid …

Spurs elder statesman Manu Ginobili feels refreshed.

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The 40-year-old franchise icon finally decided that 19 seasons were enough and Tim Duncan quietly walked into retirement. At 39, Manu Ginobili, with more bruises than a crate of dropped peaches, could have pulled the plug, too, and everyone would have understood. “It wasn’t that hard to decide on keep playing,” Ginobili said. “I said many times last year that I …

As long as Ginobili is enjoying basketball, retirement will wait.

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Manu Ginobili has a blueprint that he uses to determine how long his playing career will extend. It’s pretty simple: If Ginobili continues to have fun coming to work everyday, retirement will be delayed. “As long as I’m happy and enjoying [basketball] on a daily basis,” said Ginobili after a team practice on Thursday. “That’s [been] my goal in the …

Spurs’ Buford tempered ‘lonely summer’ by re-signing Ginobili

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SAN ANTONIO – All of the turnover within the Spurs organization the past few months left general manager R.C. Buford wondering if he had done something wrong.“It was a lonely summer,” he said. “I thought I must have made somebody mad. But I’m excited about our new group. We’ve got some really terrific people who have joined our organization and …

Manu Ginobili Player Preview: What to expect this season?

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This is probably Manu Ginobili’s final season. Yes, I know that we’ve all been thinking that since 2012, but this time it might be true. He and Tony Parker are the last two players from last decade’s championship teams. Tim Duncan’s leaving over the off-season and Tony Parker’s desire to play “five more years” allows Manu to get a proper …

Rio Olympics 2016: Team USA ‘in awe’ of Manu Ginobili tribute.

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AMERICA won the game, but Manu Ginobili and Co won the applause. Team USA downed Argentina 105-78 on Thursday morning to reach the semi-finals of the Olympic basketball tournament, in the process sealing the end of an era for Argentinian basketball. Stalwarts of Argentinian hoops Ginobili, who has ended his international career, and Luis Scola and Andres Nocioni, who are …

Ginobili plays for free, but not forever.

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  Manu Ginobili plays for team Argentina at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio for free but now willing to give the Spurs any more discounts. The Spurs never thought they could sign Manu Ginobili at this month’s prices. After all, now with his beloved Argentina national team, Ginobili plays for free. But the Spurs were hoping for another discount this …

Local Artist Albert Gonzales creates one of a kind Spurs art.

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Local San Antonio Artist Albert Gonzales creates one of a kind Spurs art featuring Tim Duncan and the Spurs Coyote. Local San Antonio artist Albert Gonzales has created a series of original San Antonio Spurs art. Albert Gonzales Spurs art features a limited edition “Tim Duncan Tribute” piece of which only 21 were made in honor of Tim’s retirement. Albert Gonzales …

Agent: Ginobili’s 1st choice is Spurs, but looking for ‘good deal’.

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Manu Ginobili announced he was returning to the NBA for a 15th season in a blog post Sunday, but the unrestricted free agent never mentioned the San Antonio Spurs by name. Most expect the soon-to-be 39-year-old to re-up with the only NBA team he’s ever played for, but Ginobili’s agent was speaking like an agent Sunday. “Obviously, his first choice …

Manu Ginobili Confirms He Will Return Next Season.

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Last week in Bahia Blanca before concentration in Buenos Aires with the selection. Simultaneous increase in the intensity of training and goodbyes from family and friends. Hard combination for this little body, but beneficial for the head. 1 – Sports Update: The most important news to tell you is I am determined to continue playing in the NBA. Did not …