HoopsHype Manu Ginobili rumors

January 26, 2015 Updates

So it’s not an MVP award. But Hoops Hype’s “Tweeter of the Year” might be the next best thing for social media maestro Manu Ginobili, who has claimed the honor for the second straight time. The inquisitive Argentinian has 2.79 million followers on the popular site, no doubt a factor in his victory in the voting conducted by the USA Today subsidiary. He’s also a legitimately good Tweeter, parsing out everything from candid photos of his adorable kids to math riddles. “I love everything new, anything that looks like it will change things,” he said after last year’s victory. “I was very excited and I saw a lot of potential in the social network. It’s a very positive way to stay in touch with fans and reading news and be connected.” San Antonio Express-News

January 25, 2015 Updates

Either way, Bryant is now hurt, likely gone for the season, facing yet another rehab, and it’s not clear how this will affect what should be his final season in the NBA. “Nobody wants to see that happen,” said Spurs guard Manu Ginobili. “It sucks. The league needs him. He’s one of the best players that ever played.” ESPN.com

January 2, 2015 Updates

All that is what Karasev hopes to provide. He wants only to be a part of winning, to continually grow. He got his chance. Now he wants to keep contributing in any way, much like his idol, another lefty: San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili. “He’s my favorite player. When he came here, I can’t say he was a big star. But because of his work he became one of the main guys in San Antonio, one of the three who win a lot of championships. He’s just a high IQ basketball player who every time plays hard,” Karasev said. “That is the way. Every day you should improve everything.” New York Post

December 31, 2014 Updates

And what about the national team? Would you like to play one more game? Manu Ginobili: To me it's not worth it, to play just one more game. If it was a tournament, then yes. If I'm healthy, yes, sure I would love to play. But for just one more game, to put on the national team jesey one last time, then no. It makes no sense to me. I'm not that romantic with that stuff. La Nacion

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He faces stiff competition from 15 other candidates, including Philadelphia rookie Joel Embiid, who leads Ginobili in first place by about 2,000 votes, and two of his own teammates, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills. “I’m enabling them to do well, carrying them,” Ginobili joked of his teammates at Tuesday’s shootaround. “I’m the defending champion, so I may have relaxed a little bit.” San Antonio Express-News

“I’m going to try my hardest (to win),” said Diaw, who is currently fifth in the voting. “I’ve been practicing a lot, probably more than basketball. Me and Patty, we’re going to team up and put our counts together and try to hype this up.” San Antonio Express-News

December 9, 2014 Updates

Manu Ginobili, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills are among 16 nominees up for Hoops Hype’s 2014 Tweeter of the Year. Ginobili currently sits in second, about 2,000 votes behind Philadelphia rookie Joel Embiid. Diaw and Mills are in fifth and sixth, respectively. All three are obviously active on the popular social media site, particularly Ginobili. He won the award last year, posting everything from math riddles for local high school students to win Spurs tickets to candid pictures of his young sons. San Antonio Express-News

You chose Clippers' Jamal Crawford and Spurs' Manu Ginobili as the top NBA tweeters the last two years, but who's been No. 1 in 2014? Make your pick here. HoopsHype

December 4, 2014 Updates

But they are also old school in that they have retained their core talent in a way that predates free agency, back to when players had no choice, back to when Red Auerbach, the Boston patriarch, would respond to a player’s plea for a raise by asking, “How would you like a trade to Cincinnati?” “All these guys, the core guys, they’ve made less money in San Antonio than counterparts all across the league — people who will say they gave up that, they gave up this,” Popovich said. “But these guys have given up real money with every new contract to stay together. These guys care about quality of life, and it falls into the way they play.” New York Times

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Sure, the Indiana forward acknowledges, it would have been nice to join the Spurs back in 2007-08 and play with Manu Ginobili, his best friend and fellow Argentine. But there is another lost opportunity he regrets even more. “To have a chance to play with Manu would have been big, but I played with Manu every summer,” Scola said Tuesday. “The chance to play with Tim Duncan, that will always be hard to miss, because he’s my biggest hero.” San Antonio Express-News

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Yet in this era in which the "Big Three" model is hailed as the only path to championship prominence, the more subtle role of a sixth man can often make or break a team's title hopes as well. "It's not as common as you may think, given the success we've had," Ginobili told USA TODAY Sports. "But I understand when 20- to 23-year-old guys don't want to do it. They think they can take the NBA by storm. They want to (get) their numbers. They want to get paid. So I can imagine why they don't want to do it early in their career." USA Today Sports

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