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Nobody has played more summer ball in the current century than new Pacers forward Luis Scola. With 12 international competitions and just one year off since 2000, the Argentinian forward beats the Gasol brothers and Mavs guard Jose Manuel Calderon, who have taken part in 11 FIBA tournaments each, as the NBA player most committed to a National Team. HoopsHype

July 28, 2013 Updates

Q: You said you like Buenos Aires a lot. Why? Chris Copeland: “The people here have been great. It’s a beautiful area. We're staying at a hotel right next to a river walk that’s like the one in San Antonio. Seems like it’s everything you want in a country.” Q: It’s ironic you are in Argentina. That’s the homeland of Luis Scola, who the Pacers recently acquired. What is your reaction to that? A: “I don’t want to say much about that (the trade had not officially been announced at the time of the interview). But if we could get him, it would be awesome.” The Star Press

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On national team coach Julio Lamas' recent visit to the United States to see Argentina's NBA players, he visited with Pablo Prigioni (New York), Luis Scola (Phoenix) and Carlos Delfino (Houston). He did not meet up with Ginobili in San Antonio. "Manu will not play in 2013," Lamas said. "He told me. So I think we should leave him alone. I have to worry about those who go. "It's not that I do not follow him because I see him play (on television) all the time. "But again, I have to assemble the team of Caracas." FIBA.com

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Manu Ginobili said he and his teammates know they aren’t as good as the United States. “We know our limitations,” he said, and Luis Scola took that further. “You don’t need to be smart to know that,” he said, smiling. That’s why they care about Sunday’s bronze-medal game as much as the Americans will care about their gold one. “If bronze is the highest we can aim,” said Ginobili, “that’s our game.” San Antonio Express-News

August 10, 2012 Updates

Manu Ginobili is unsure if he will continue playing for Argentina after these Olympics. Ginobili said Friday he doesn't know how he will feel in two years for the next World Cup of Basketball, or even if he will still be playing at all. "A lot of things can happen. I'm 35. I know the chances are less every year, but I can't say I am retiring because I don't know," Ginobili said. NBA.com

Furthering the ill will, Campazzo said Team USA point guard Chris Paul threw a punch at him in the first half. To which Paul responded, “Which time?’’ “We’re ready for it,’’ Anthony said of the rough play. “We know what’s at stake. We know they’re going to throw everything at us. And they’re in the way of our journey. We know what’s at stake. [Tonight] will be as big a game as we’ll ever play. “This is August Madness, having two games left.’’ New York Post

Argentina must play a perfect game against the latest United States' Dream Team to reach Sunday's final of the Olympic tournament and even then it may not be enough, Argentina's coach and team leader said on Wednesday. "The odds are against us. We have a 10 percent or even a five percent chance of winning but we are going to fight for this," San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said after driving his team past Brazil and into the semi-finals. Yahoo! Sports

It took an avalanche of long-distance buckets from three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant to relieve the pressure on the Americans and turn a one-point game at half time into a 126-97 win. "We'll take the same approach," Ginobili said. "We are going to try and turn the ball over less. Make a few shots in the second half and don't let them run. Then if they get inspired and LeBron (James) or Kobe Bryant or someone get hot and hit 20 threes like they did in the last game, then there's nothing you can do." Yahoo! Sports

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