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Pounding The Rock 23 mins ago
San Antonio at Chicago, Final Score; After a slow start Spurs outlast scrappy Bulls 87-77

San Antonio at Chicago, Final Score; After a slow start Spurs outlast scrappy Bulls 87-77

In an ugly low-scoring affair, the Spurs overcome the Bulls to improve their season record to 2-0 San Antonio played down to the level of the talent-strapped Bulls for much of the game, but late in the third quarter and early in the fourth they pulled away to a comfortable win behind the solid play of Rudy Gay and Lamarcus Aldridge. Manu Ginobili was Manu and Dejounte Murray had another solid game contributing on both ends after a slow start. Game Flow Robin Lopez started the scoring for the Bulls with a lay in, and a Lauri Markkanen triple put them up 5-2, but the Spurs went on a run led...
Pounding The Rock 7 hours ago
Manu Ginobili’s Gatorade commercial will make you want to smash through a brick wall

Manu Ginobili’s Gatorade commercial will make you want to smash through a brick wall

“Un poco mas” is an ode to dedication and hard work. In the near-decade since Nike’s classic Live Manu Play Ginobili there hasn’t been an iconic Manu Ginobili commercial. Certainly the appeal of the hilarious ensemble performance art pieces that are the Spurs HEB commercials is impossible to ignore, but there hasn’t been anything Manu-centric for fans of The Argentine to geek out over since he had a full head of hair. Until now: It’s a look behind the scenes of an aging athlete’s struggle to stay in shape and productive. There’s an empty gym, a solitary player, and the...
Pounding The Rock 10 hours ago
HEB releases Spurs commercials

HEB releases Spurs commercials "New Experiences" and "Zoodles"

The guys are still funny H.E.B. has released the 2nd and 3rd in series of 6 brand spanking new Spurs 2017-18 spots. (Warning: Kawhi Leonard is hilarious.) New Experiences features Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, LaMarcus Aldridge, and their newest acquisition Rudy Gay. This one was also released bootleg style at the Spurs season opener last Thursday, but you can axtually hear what the guys are saying in this version In addition, Zoodles completes an unofficial trilogy. Bringing back Chef Tony Parker, this time with sidekick Manu Ginobili (in previous spots Tony has not been as willing to...
Pounding The Rock Oct 19, 2017
Manu Ginobili vlogs about the opening game and recovery

Manu Ginobili vlogs about the opening game and recovery

In Thursday’s video blog, The Manu discusses the win over the Wolves and preparations for the Bulls. Manu Ginobili’s first video blog of the regular season is in Spanish, so an English translation follows the video below. He talks about the Spurs win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, and how he’s still getting into game shape. La mañana después del debut. #ouchhttps://t.co/9qxfz71zFQ— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) October 19, 2017 Hi! The debut has passed. The excitement of the season’s first game has passed, and all that entails. You run more, you put forth more effort,...
Pounding The Rock Oct 19, 2017
HEB debuts 2017 commercials at Spurs season opener

HEB debuts 2017 commercials at Spurs season opener

One each day will be unveiled until all 6 have aired It just wouldn’t be a Spurs season without H.E.B. Their commercials have become a mainstay for the televised San Antonio Spurs games. And this year they have done it again. There are six new spots. One will air each day between Wednesday’s season opener against the Timberwolves and the Oct. 23rd Spurs/Raptors match-up. Here is Spot #1: Hummus tasting, featuring Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills, Danny Green, Rudy Gay, Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G major and wordplay! Fans at the AT&T Center were treated to two more spots featured on the...
Pounding The Rock Oct 17, 2017
San Antonio Spurs 2017-18 season preview

San Antonio Spurs 2017-18 season preview

A summer filled with questions leads into a season of uncertainty and opportunity. Another season of Spurs’ basketball is finally here, friends. Around the league, it was one of the most hectic offseasons in years, with stars changing teams left and right. Now it’s time to see how it all works on the court. Amid the chaos, the Spurs remain familiar. Once again, San Antonio is not only expected to make the playoffs but also contend. Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are back. Kawhi Leonard is prepared to lead the charge, with LaMarcus Aldridge flanking him. Yet there are...
Pounding The Rock Oct 17, 2017
Manu Ginobili describes the ‘home stretch’ before the season

Manu Ginobili describes the ‘home stretch’ before the season

A tired Manu talks about the end of the preseason, and looks forward the season opener. In his ninth vlog entry, a tired Manu Ginobili explains the dark circles under his eyes and how the Spurs will handle the missing talent for opening night versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. This one is in Spanish, so we’ve got a translation below. TRANSLATION: Today is one of those days that I’m very tired. It’s been a while since I’ve been this tired, but intense training met up with a bad night. I stayed up until 3 am and then I couldn’t fall asleep until 5 am. When the alarm went off at...
Pounding The Rock Oct 10, 2017
Manu Ginobili latest vlog: Divided attention

Manu Ginobili latest vlog: Divided attention

Before the last preseason game in San Antonio, Manu deals with a distraction. The Spurs’ Manu Ginobili is back to vlogging, and although he’s playing a game tonight, his heart will be with Argentina’s soccer [futbol] team who will be trying to qualify for the World Cup against Ecuador while he plays. The video is below, and the translation follows. Nuevo Vlog. Spurs y Selección. https://t.co/vFOuQvc7pW— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) October 10, 2017 Here I am, doing preseason training. Today we play the second to last preseason game versus Orlando (Magic). And I have the...

Spurs coaches take note of Aldridge’s attempts at leadership

SAN ANTONIO – If you were to take a poll of Spurs fans regarding which players are among the team’s leaders, LaMarcus Aldridge likely wouldn’t get many votes. Manu Ginobili? Absolutely. Tony Parker? Sure. Kawhi Leonard? Making strides. Aldridge? Not so much. But Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon said otherwise after Sunday’s win over Denver.
Pounding The Rock Oct 7, 2017
Spurs shake off rust and take down Kings

Spurs shake off rust and take down Kings

Danny Green caught fire, Joffrey Lauvergne impressed, and the Spurs put on a dominating performance. In their preseason opener in Sacramento, the Spurs were outplayed by mostly first- and second-year pros. Friday night’s rematch in San Antonio began with more of the same as the team was outscored 24-15 in the first quarter and struggled to move the ball, create off the dribble, and slow down the Kings attack. The Spurs aren’t expecting to hit the ground running this regular season. Earlier this week, Manu Ginobili said that San Antonio won’t “start full throttle”, and Danny...

Spurs’ Ginobili picking his battles with Pop wisely

SAN ANTONIO – Guard Manu Ginobili sat out Friday’s game against Sacramento after Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave him the night off to rest. That’s no surprise, considering the Spurs play a 3 p.m. game Sunday against Denver and Ginobili is, after all, 40. But what was surprising is Ginobili didn’t try to change Popovich’s

Like Ginobili, Green expects Spurs to face chemistry issues early in season

SAN ANTONIO – Danny Green is in agreement with Manu Ginobili that it’s going to be tough for the Spurs to begin the season in sync given they don’t have the services of two key players in the preseason. Star forward Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss the preseason while rehabbing the sore right quadriceps
Pounding The Rock Oct 4, 2017
Manu Ginobili reminds us why he is one of the greatest Spurs ever

Manu Ginobili reminds us why he is one of the greatest Spurs ever

For Ginobili, being a good person is the only legacy worth leaving.   With 2 All Star appearances, 4 NBA Championships and numerous clutch moments, it's certain that Ginobili will leave a legacy like few others. Not that he cares about it. In a recent interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio Manu Ginobili was asked about the legacy he will leave behind among Spurs greats. Ginobili simply said “I don’t care,” stressing that what was more important to him was the legacy he leaves behind as a person. I been asked about my legacy and I really don't care much about the legacy. ... I want to be...
Pounding The Rock Oct 2, 2017
Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio at Sacramento Kings

Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio at Sacramento Kings

The Spurs’ preseason gets underway in the first of two meetings this week between these teams. It’s time, Spurs fans. The 2017-18 NBA preseason is here as the Sacramento Kings host your San Antonio Spurs. Sacramento made some significant leadership acquisitions in free agency by signing George Hill, Zach Randolph, and Vince Carter to help shape their squad of emerging talent, which includes Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere and lottery pick De’Aaron Fox. We won’t see Kawhi Leonard suiting up before the regular-season opener on October 18th, but it’s always fun when Manu Ginobili...
Pounding The Rock Oct 1, 2017
Manu Ginobili’s behind-the-scenes look at the Spurs filming the HEB commercials

Manu Ginobili’s behind-the-scenes look at the Spurs filming the HEB commercials

In his latest video blog, Manu shows us around the sets of the HEB commercials the Spurs are filming. Manu Ginobili’s vlog is the gift that keeps on giving. In his latest installment, he gives us what a lot of my friends have wanted for a while: a look behind the scenes of the Spurs filming their HEB commercials. This one is in Spanish, so once again the translation is below the video. Nuevo ángulo para el vid del 5to día de Training Camp con detrás de escena de la filmación de los comerciales @HEBhttps://t.co/ljprhjPBRf— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) September 30,...

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