HoopsHype Fabricio Oberto rumors

November 22, 2011 Updates

From the looks of it, San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili and his former teammates Fabricio Oberto and Brent Barry have formed the closest thing the NBA will ever to a boy band (we'll NEVER see LeBron, Wade and Bosh take a picture like this). Actually Barry made a trip to Argentina to hang out with Fab and Manu and Fab documented the highlights of "Bones'" trip on Twitter. Not sure what exactly is happening here, but if Barry is involved I support it. The rest of the trip looks pretty damn cool. Many of the pictures include Fab and "Bones" hanging out backstage with Pearl Jam. My favorite is this gem featuring Oberto and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. Are there any musicians or actors besides Charlize Theron that are tall? ProjectSpurs.com

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One of the most popular players in Argentine basketball history, Oberto suited up for the first game of the tournament. During pregame introductions, the ovation he received equaled those for both Ginobili and Scola, the team’s biggest stars. “It was amazing,” he said. “My legs were shaking when they cheered my name. I’m really thankful for how they treated me, and I will try to give all that love back inside the court.” Finally, before Game 2 of the tournament, against Uruguay, Oberto got the news he had hoped to hear: Team doctors and athletic trainers again had cleared him for action. “I think I will play only five minutes,” he said before that game, “but I will be happy just to be on the court.” San Antonio Express-News

Instead, Oberto played 16 minutes against Uruguay, and in typical fashion: making slick interior passes to his teammates; playing smart, tough defense; and going hard after every rebound and loose ball. “I returned to life,” he told Argentine reporters after that game. “I passed through tough days, but I had the perseverance to go on working with the team doctor and kinesiologist, and I made it.” San Antonio Express-News

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Fabricio Oberto has declared himself ready to go for Argentina. The veteran center, a member of Argentina's 'golden generation', announced at the beginning of July he was coming out of retirement to be available for the FIBA Americas Championship and help his country qualify for next summer's Olympics. FIBA.com

Now Oberto says he has the all-clear as Argentina prepare to host the tournament in Mar del Plata. "It is time to say that according to the results of many tests, I have been cleared and I am able to resume practicing safely," Oberto said. "From now I am available to the national team if they want me to train and reach peak physical condition ahead of the tournament. "I have had a long downtime, so I will make every effort to reach a suitable condition for this tournament out of respect for the national team and the affection I have for my colleagues and friends." "I greatly appreciate all the continuing concern you have shown for me and the affection and support I have always received. "I hope to see you in Mar del Plata." FIBA.com

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So Fabricio has been cleared to play? (Note: Oberto retired from the Portland Trail Blazers last season because of ongoing problems with cardiac arrhythmia.) Manu Ginobili: Fabri is planning to play. He is getting into really good shape. He got the OK from the doctors, so he is trying to get into better shape, the best possible. He got the thumbs-up to go do it. Of course, he is rusty, but we all know how hard he will work, and I am thrilled to play with him again and pumped to again play together, a month and a half to be with him and all my other friends on the team. San Antonio Express-News

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Former Spurs starting center Fabricio Oberto sat in general manager R.C. Buford’s box to watch Saturday’s game against the Rockets, and he was at the team’s practice facility Sunday morning. Oberto said he will have some medical tests done while in San Antonio before proceeding with conditioning work he hopes will lead to a continuation of his career. The popular player from Argentina began the season with the Trail Blazers but announced his retirement because of problems with heart palpitations. He also experienced the condition while playing for the Spurs. “I’ll have some tests, and we’ll see,” Oberto said. San Antonio Express-News

December 29, 2010 Updates

Fabricio Oberto, who retired few months ago for a heart disease, in an interview with Ole, admitted that for him it would be a dream to play with Argentinean NT the pre-Olympic tournament which will be hosted by Mar del Plata from August 25th to September 5th). "My head wants to play. It would be a dream. So far it is just a wish because I need to be sure that nothing will happen to me before making a decision. I am having a lot of tests to my heart to understand the gravity of my disease" said Fabricio Oberto. Sportando

December 8, 2010 Updates

In an interview with the sports channel Showsport Cordoba, Fabricio Oberto seems opened to the possibility of returning to play basketball. “I have to finish some studies but the doctor tells me I can have a normal life if I pass. So, we will see,” he said even if he announced his retirement after starting the season with the Portland Trail Blazers. Fabricio Oberto, who is awaiting to open the museum of his life on December 12, said: “I still train. I go to the gym. I think I’ll keep trying to see how I feel.” hoopsnotes.com

November 7, 2010 Updates

Fabricio Oberto, the center from Argentina who announced his retirement this week, showed up in San Antonio on Friday to visit with his good friends Manu Ginobili, of the Spurs, and Luis Scola, whose Houston Rockets arrived in town for tonight’s game against the Spurs at AT&T Center. Naturally, the three members of Argentina’s 2004 Olympic gold medal winning team went out to dinner, and this time they invited a Brazilian to join them. Spurs rookie Tiago Splitter had gotten to know Oberto well when the two played in Spain. “We broke our rule and added a Brazilian guy to our table,” Scola said. San Antonio Express-News

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