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Pounding The Rock May 7, 2018
Open Thread: What is your favorite encounter with a Spur?

Open Thread: What is your favorite encounter with a Spur?

Kevin Prather’s wonderful piece on his near-encounter with Manu Ginobili got me to thinking about some of my own encounters with Spurs. Some have just been spottings, like David Robinson at the Bill Millers on Broadway, or Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford entertaining training camp prospects at a Corner Bakery. Others have been via standing in line for autographs, like Bruce Bowen after the 2003 championship or Avery Johnson at a book signing. However, if I had to pick one completely accidental encounter with a Spur that is the most memorable to me today, it would have to be Malik...
Pounding The Rock May 2, 2018
Mediahub released “The making of Danny Green” and you should read it

Mediahub released “The making of Danny Green” and you should read it

A deeper look at the Spurs #14 Lots of great articles coming out this week about Spurs players. Of course ESPN released a huge piece on Kawhi Leonard and Kevin D. Prather shared a personal story about Manu Ginobili. Mediahub also released “The making of Danny Green” which is an excellent read on the native New Yorker. The piece elicits real insight into Danny’s story: ....one of the most inspiring and least self-promotional players in all of basketball. Beyond his quick wit, untroubled attitude and seemingly unquestioned work ethic, you can’t see the pain of a confused kid or the...
Pounding The Rock May 1, 2018
The person Manu Ginobili chooses to be

The person Manu Ginobili chooses to be

The story of my brief close encounter with Manu Ginobili. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”-John Wooden This is a story about Manu Ginobili, but it’s a different type of story. It’s an experience I had (or almost had) with him, and how he responded to the situation. The story is about Manu the Person, not Manu the Famous San Antonio Spur. There are many words we could use to describe the public persona of the Ginobili we have enjoyed watching since he first came to San Antonio: passionate, intense, unbelievably...
Pounding The Rock Apr 30, 2018
Can Pop work his 2000 magic on Kawhi Leonard?

Can Pop work his 2000 magic on Kawhi Leonard?

Pop’s honesty helped bring Tim Duncan back in 2000. Can he do the same with Kawhi this summer? If the Summer of Kawhi feels familar, it’s because the Spurs have been here before. Most fans will remember the Summer of Tim Duncan, a.k.a. 2000. Duncan was worried about the state of the aging Spurs (among other things), and Gregg Popovich was tasked with convincing him to stay and proving he could build another championship squad. Suffice it to say, he succeeded. Duncan stayed after some serious flirtation with the Orlando Magic, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili soon followed, and...
Pounding The Rock Apr 30, 2018
Manu Ginobili breaks down the Spurs season: “We had to deal with it”

Manu Ginobili breaks down the Spurs season: “We had to deal with it”

In his first La Nacion column since the end of San Antonio’s season, Manu answers a lot of the questions that 2017-18 generated. What follows is a translation of a column written by Manu Ginobili, which ran in La Nación newspaper on April 28. I’m starting to get used to the season being over. It usually takes a while just to get used to resting, Without the tension of playing, the minor pains you didn’t use to feel due to the adrenaline of competition start to appear. The head relaxes and the body starts digesting everything. I think our performance this season could be qualified...
Pounding The Rock Apr 30, 2018
Open Thread: Spurs guard Brandon Paul celebrates his 27th birthday

Open Thread: Spurs guard Brandon Paul celebrates his 27th birthday

The undrafted Illinois journeyman looked good in Silver & Black this season So, I missed Tim Duncan’s birthday and now he’s not taking my calls. “Iceman” George Gervin’s birthday was two days later. I didn’t acknowledge the legend and somehow my invitation to his party was lost in the mail. In the interest of avoiding these social snafus I have created an “All Spurs” calendar! Today, one of this season’s most enthusiastic Spurs Brandon Paul #3 turns twenty-seven-years-old. In my “guesstimation,” only Manu Ginobili created more offensive fouls while wearing Silver &...
Pro Soccer USA Apr 27, 2018

Atlanta United notes: Martino likens Michael Parkhurst to NBA’s Manu Ginobili

Gerardo “Tata” Martino is a San Antonio Spurs fan, apparently. The Atlanta United F.C. manager had some fun with the media Thursday when asked about the fitness of 34-year-old Michael Parkhurst. The team’s captain has played in all seven games this season, logging 591 minutes, and even has an assist to his name. As the […] The post Atlanta United notes: Martino likens Michael Parkhurst to NBA’s Manu Ginobili appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
ClutchPoints Apr 27, 2018
Manu Ginobili calls season ’emotionally rewarding’

Manu Ginobili calls season ’emotionally rewarding’

The San Antonio Spurs are now out of title contention after getting eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. It took the defending champions just five games to take care of business in the series. With the Spurs now officially in offseason mode, veteran guard Manu Ginobili resurfaced on […] The post Manu Ginobili calls season ’emotionally rewarding’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Apr 25, 2018
Steve Kerr has message for Manu Ginobili after Game 5

Steve Kerr has message for Manu Ginobili after Game 5

Steve Kerr had a heart-warming moment with his friend and former teammate Manu Ginobili after the Golden State Warriors closed out their first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs with a 99-91 win on Game 5. The two were seen embracing before Ginobili was met by a sea of fans and reporters hoping to get […] The post Steve Kerr has message for Manu Ginobili after Game 5 appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Apr 25, 2018
Manu Ginobili to evaluate his future once again during summer

Manu Ginobili to evaluate his future once again during summer

Following a hard-fought five-game series loss at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, Manu Ginobili will once again evaluate his future with the San Antonio Spurs in the summer. The 40-year-old Argentinian showed he still had plenty left in the tank through his exciting play in the postseason but will make this a family […] The post Manu Ginobili to evaluate his future once again during summer appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Apr 25, 2018
Steve Kerr pleads with Manu Ginobili to keep playing

Steve Kerr pleads with Manu Ginobili to keep playing

No one is ready to see Manu retire. Hopefully we haven’t seen the last of Manu Ginobili. If this series (and season as a whole) has been any indication, he sure looks like he has plenty more to give, but like always he will take a few months to see how he feels and make his decision based on more than just emotion. However, if Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has anything to say about it, he’s not done. Embracing his former teammate once the final horn sounded on Game 5 and the Spurs’ season, Kerr told Manu he hopes he keeps playing and to keep going: "Keep going, okay? Why...
ClutchPoints Apr 25, 2018
Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili talk about their ‘awkward, unusual’ season

Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili talk about their ‘awkward, unusual’ season

The San Antonio Spurs’ wild ride of a 2017-18 season came to an end on Tuesday night, falling to the Golden State Warriors for a second-straight postseason — this time over a 99-91 Game 5 loss, which put a wrap on a strange season for the known Western Conference powerhouse. “It was definitely clear that […] The post Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili talk about their ‘awkward, unusual’ season appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Apr 25, 2018
Open Thread: Manu Ginobili first player in to score 2,000 playoff points coming off the bench

Open Thread: Manu Ginobili first player in to score 2,000 playoff points coming off the bench

Finally a stat that isn’t limited to Manu being 40. Game 5 of these playoffs will always serve as a milestone in San Antonio: Manu Ginobili now has 2,000 points in his Playoffs career off the bench.He is the first player in NBA history to reach 2K as a reserve.— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) April 25, 2018 Manu Ginobili has been doing work as a reserve for more than a decade. Now he stands alone as the highest scoring player to come off the bench in the postseason. The 2,000 mark just puts an exclamation point on it. Welcome to The Thread. Join in the conversation, start...
Pounding The Rock Apr 24, 2018
Manu Ginobili doesn’t know when to quit

Manu Ginobili doesn’t know when to quit

Spurs fans should be grateful that The Argentine only knows how to play one way. Down 3-0 in a best of seven playoff series, a lot of teams might have tapped out against the Warriors in Game Four, even on their home court, particularly if they had experienced the unbelievable amount of drama, adversity and hardships the Spurs have experienced this season. For most teams and most players, it would have made sense to just let the season come to a merciful end. Win Game Four and then what? Win the next three as well? Against this team! What are the odds? Might as well take a vacation. It...
Pounding The Rock Apr 24, 2018
Open Thread: Manu Ginobili adds another Fiesta Medal to his career sash

Open Thread: Manu Ginobili adds another Fiesta Medal to his career sash

Notch another career defining statistic for the 40-year-old Spur. In Game 4 of the Spurs/Warriors series, Manu Ginobili lit up. As a result, the Spurs forced a Game 5 and are headed back to Oakland. Manu Ginobili joins John Stockton & Karl Malone as the only 40-year olds to put up 15+ Points and 5+ Assists in a postseason game. pic.twitter.com/Wi8rdMtkt1— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 23, 2018 Welcome to The Thread. Join in the conversation, start your own discussion, and share your thoughts. This is the Spurs community, your Spurs community. Thanks for being here. Our community...

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