HoopsHype Manu Ginobili rumors

October 18, 2014 Updates

Manu Ginobili: You've probably seen a photo of Lady Gaga in these past days. What happened was that when the game ended we found out she was on the arena because she was scheduled to sing there the following day. We learned that she was a Spurs fan and that she wanted to meet us -me in particular - because I was one of her favorite players or something. I was like "are you sure she means me?" Her dressing room was 50 feet away from ours. So I went over there, said hey and we talked for a little while. We took a picture and she said she had watched us play and that I was one of her favorite players. I asked her if she was sure she meant me, that I was number 20. And she told me that she did in fact mean me. So I thanked her for the compliment and left. Pounding the Rock

October 15, 2014 Updates

Veteran guard Manu Ginobili, the Spurs' most active user of social media, has his own rules about posting on sites such as Instagram and Twitter. “It's a very sensitive topic because it's dangerous,” Ginobili said. “You have a phone, and you go through different moods, and different things can happen. I probably tweet one out of 10, I think. If I am in doubt that it's not going to be funny, or who cares, boom, I'm out. “Sometimes you are tempted, and you're bored in your room, and you want to do something, and things happen. You have to be very sensitive, very cautious because a lot of people follow us. Even if they don't, with retweets, everyone ends up knowing. “When you are a sort of (a) public figure, you can get into trouble easily. So before writing anything, it's a smart thing to do to just show somebody else.” San Antonio Express-News

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Manu Ginobili is unable to participate in the FIBA World Cup, which begins tomorrow in Spain. But he had a decent consolation prize to enjoy with a state dedicated in his honor in Buenos Aires. No details are immediately available, but Ginobili posted a picture via his ever-active Twitter account on Friday morning. San Antonio Express-News

August 11, 2014 Updates

That generated questions about whether the relationship, so strong since his arrival in 2002, had been strained, if not damaged. But Ginobili put them to rest in his recent interview with La Cancha, as translated by Pounding the Rock’s J.J. Gomez. As much as he held out hope for one last swan song with the Argentine national team, Ginobili said he knew playing at the World Cup was out of the question after he experienced pain in his injured leg even after a month of rest and mild rehab. If it had gotten to that point (mediation), it might have (hurt my relationship with the Spurs) because I would have been basically disobeying orders. But I was willing to do it if I felt well and in a condition to play. But when the moment came to start playing and doing impact workouts, the pain was still there. I know myself, this is the third time this has happened to me. I know that when the pain starts, it doesn’t stop; taking a day off wasn’t going to solve it. The bone has to heal and it hadn’t or something else was wrong. During the first training session in which I felt pain, I knew there was no way I could play. San Antonio Express-News

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The veteran guard wrote about his side of the saga in his latest column for Argentina’s La Nacion, describing himself as “sad and disappointed” at being unable to represent his country for what might have been the last time. I very much regret the bad news. I wanted to say goodbye to the team on the court and be with my friends, but it cannot be. I’ll be with the team as long as possible, trying to add from the outside and supporting at all times. San Antonio Express-News

Ginobili wrote in detail about the disappointment of receiving word from the Spurs that they would not allow him to play despite improvement with the stress fracture in his lower right fibula. But Ginobili, despite considering options to circumvent the Spurs’ wishes, said he finally realized the risk was too great upon experiencing persistent soreness in the injured area. For the bone to be well sealed and not remain any doubts, I had spent 42 days without being able to train as usual, no jumping or running, so as not to put stress on the fibula. And that made me reach the training camp in a painful physical condition. When one is 37 years old, it is not easy to return and start from nothing, so we tried to accelerate a little at a time. I started the physical work in the pool acceptably, but when I went to the treadmill there began to emerge some pain, mostly in the right ankle and left foot. San Antonio Express-News

It wasn’t until Ginobili experienced pain in his injured right leg during workouts after a lengthy layoff that reality finally sank in: His international career, after a pair of Olympic medals, is likely over. The veteran guard wrote about his side of the saga in his latest column for Argentina’s La Nacion, describing himself as “sad and disappointed” at being unable to represent his country for what might have been the last time. San Antonio Express-News

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