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GIFs, Video / Oct 23, 2014 / 11:30 am

Manu Ginobili Kicks Shot In From Beyond Mid-Court

Manu Ginobili

Spurs six man and Argentinian wing Manu Ginobili was having some at practice the other day. He was attempting to kick a basketball from beyond mid-court into the basket. This is no small feat. After an NBA camera caught one attempt bounce wildly off the backboard, Manu hit the next converting one of the best trick shots we’ve seen in a while. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 19, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Manu Ginobili Says He’s Pain-Free But “Way Behind Basketball-Wise”

Manu Ginobili

No team’s system is more effective or relentless than the San Antonio Spurs’. In the past two seasons alone, Gregg Popovich and company have turned cast-offs Danny Green, Boris Diaw, and Patty Mills into extremely valuable, role-playing cogs that helped them to two consecutive Finals appearances and the 2014 NBA championship. More than any other organization in the league, the Spurs consistently push their players to the peak of their ability. But make no mistake – San Antonio needs its stars to play like stars to be its best. To that end, the Spurs will be pleased to know that 37 year-old Manu Ginobili says he’s fully healthy for the first time in years. But the Argentinian legend also warns that he’s “way behind” in terms of on-court comfort. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 5:30 pm

The Top 20 Shooting Guards In The NBA Right Now

James Harden, Klay Thompson

The NBA is a point guard driven league. Look at personnel on the top teams in the Association. With just a couple exceptions, the best teams in the league have stellar point guard play. After the point guard position, the power forward position is emerging as the deepest talent pool in the league.

What’s been lost in the NBA is great play from the shooting guard position. Having a great shooting guard isn’t a necessity anymore. Just look at the San Antonio Spurs for proof. Gregg Popovich used a platoon of players at the shooting guard position last year, and none of them are superstars anymore. Danny Green is an elite three-point shooter, Manu Ginobili is past his prime but still a crafty offensive weapon, and Marco Belinelli can shoot it with the best of them, but struggles in other facets of the game. None of those guys – at least at this point in their careers – could carry the offense alone. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Oct 9, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Photos: Lady Gaga Poses With Spurs’ Parker, Ginobili, & Larry O’Brien Trophy

Tony Parker, Lady Gaga

We tried to come up with a few puns or sarcastic jabs to discuss the photos Lady Gaga posted to Instagram of her posing with the Larry O’Brien Trophy, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker. We even quickly jotted down our list of favorite Gaga songs – that may or may not begin with “Bad Romance” – for inspiration. But upon reading the songstress’ sincere, gracious captions, we’ll simply let the pics speak for themselves. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”

Kevin Love, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Spurs Deny Ginobili Permission To Play In FIBA World Cup

Mani Ginobili

Manu Ginobili had hopes of continuing his stellar international basketball career this summer at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. But the Spurs have denied him permission to participate in the event. Read More »

Video / Jun 21, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Singer Performs Awesome Ginobili Tribute Song

Mani Ginobili

Manu Ginobili (Brendan Maloney, USATODAY Sports)

Manu Ginobili inspires. The pride of Argentina and the San Antonio Spurs is one of the most influential basketball players of the last 20 years, only adding to his legacy with a vintage performance in the NBA Finals that harkened back to his time as one of the world’s best players in the mid-2000s. As a result, we’ve finally been blessed with the tribute song that a presence like Ginobili has always deserved. Read More »

NBA / Jun 18, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Champion Spurs Are Impossible To Duplicate

Tim Duncan

The 2013-2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs made you believe. In experience, in persistence, in togetherness, in quality depth, in pounding the rock, in the value of adhering to a strict set of organizational ideals from top-to-bottom. More than anything, these Spurs just made you believe in basketball. Not just any brand of basketball, either, but this amazing game as it was explicitly meant to be played. There’s never been anything like it, and unless they can somehow repeat it over the next couple years, there never will be again. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 17, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Video: The Top 10 Dunks Of The 2014 NBA Finals

Chris Bosh, Manu Ginobili

The Spurs were supposed to be too old to hang with the athletic Heat, but when we look back at the lopsided 2014 NBA Finals, we see instances where Kawhi Leonard asserted his own dominance in the air. Plus, Manu Ginobili got up and Tim Duncan also even turned back the clock for one emphatic flush. Which dunk will be No. 1? Read More »

Video / Jun 15, 2014 / 9:48 pm

Watch Manu Ginobili Posterize Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh, Manu Ginobili

The Miami Heat led the San Antonio Spurs 22-6 to start Game of 5 of the NBA Finals. LeBron James was cooking, the Heat were getting out in transition, and the Spurs couldn’t hit a shot. But then Manu Ginobili started doing Manu Ginobili things, leading San Antonio to a furious second-quarter rally highlighted by a thunderous dunk over Chris Bosh that had the AT&T Center rocking. Read More »