TAG: manu ginobili

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 »

NBA / Jun 12, 2014 / 1:36 am

Popovich Says He Doesn’t Think Of Duncan, Parker, Ginobili As A Big Three

Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

The marquee names of the epic 2014 NBA Finals are LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker, Chris Bosh, and Manu Ginobili. The Miami Heat’s Big Three don’t shy away from that moniker, and openly talk of the heavy burden they carry as their team’s top players. And while the San Antonio Spurs’ trio of future Hall-of-Famers is certainly deserving of such a title, that’s not Gregg Popovich’s style. Read More »

NBA / Jun 10, 2014 / 10:50 pm

Video: Manu Buzzer-Beating 3-Pointer Caps Off Spurs’ 41-Point First Quarter

Manu Ginobili

The Spurs scored at will in the opening quarter, posting 41 points on 13-of-15 shooting. San Antonio made every three-point attempt in the first (4-of-4), including Manu Ginobili’s attempt in Birdman’s eye which bounced off the backboard and around rim before finding its way through the net to beat the first quarter buzzer and extend San Antonio’s lead over the Heat to 16 points. Read More »

NBA / Jun 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

How Manu Ginobili And Boris Diaw Beat The Heat With Passing In Game 1

Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginobili

In the 2014 NBA Finals, merely being ‘good’ isn’t good enough. The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat possess a blend of talent, savvy, and cohesion that makes their offenses not just extremely efficient, but awesomely creative, too. It will take consistent greatness from both sides to win this series; minutes-long bouts of ‘average’ or even ‘solid’ won’t get it done. In their 110-95 Game 1 win, the Spurs – led by Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw – exhausted the Heat with unrelenting offensive brilliance that the depleted visitors just couldn’t match. Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 11:02 pm

Boris Diaw And Tiago Splitter Hold The Keys To Swinging The NBA Finals

Chris Andersen, Shane Battier, LeBron James, Tony Parker

Ever since their mind-boggling collapse against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have been a different team. At various points in the past three years, LeBron James became the team’s clear-cut alpha dog, Chris Bosh stretched his offense farther and farther from the paint, and Erik Spoelstra developed devastating offensive continuity built on spreading the floor with shooters. Miami fully embraced its natural identity as a small-ball outfit, basically, and the result has been something close to a dynasty. It’s when the Heat have the ball that the merits of their speedy, undersized lineups are most obvious, but it’s on the other end of the court where Miami’s Finals rematch against San Antonio will be decided. Read More »

NBA / May 30, 2014 / 9:15 am

Video: Duncan & Ginobili Lead Spurs To Blowout Game 5 Win

Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan

Five games in the Western Conference Finals and five wins of nine points or more. After a first round that had our hearts straining to stay in our chests, the Western Conference Finals have been close, but somehow unexciting. Every home team has dominated their opponent and it happened again during Game 5 in San Antonio, led by the Spurs’ two oldest starters, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan. Read More »