Manu being Manu by kicking the ball in from half court. Bruce Bowen being Bruce Bowen by trying to block it.
Don't know if Duncan-Parker-Manu is the best Big Three ever. Probably not. But their talent/ego ratio will never be matched, I'm sure.
That Spurs 2nd unit -- such a strength last season -- is going to be .. ahem ... interesting until Mills gets back, Manu rounds into form.
Interesting that both Green and Ginobili indicated last night that the Spurs have been experimenting liberally on offense this preseason.
Me: If you were us, how much would you make of poor preseason game? Ginobili: I would leave the old shooting guard alone, tell him to rest.
Manu Ginobili says right now the Hawks are competing at a high level and look ready for the regular season.
Spurs with a lot of player movement, allows Manu to dash straight to the rim for the open made layup.
Ginobili now 5 for 29 in the preseason. Rusty barbecue, indeed.
Just had one of our first slick four-passes-in-three-seconds sequences of the preseason. Ginobili bricked the 3, but still, nice stuff.
Ginobili's preseason hasn't been great, but it'd look about 10 percent better if he were able to run pick and rolls with Tiago Splitter.
Austin Daye has benefited twice from Manu drawing in the defense, as Manu kicks out to him for two 3-pointers.
Another nugget from the GM survey: Spurs had four players receive "best role player" votes -- Diaw, Ginobili, Leonard, Green.
Finally getting a look at excerpts from Spurs special NBA TV will air next Mon. Four-way chat with Pop/Parker/Duncan/Manu; engrossing stuff.
Manu's self-awareness is what separates him from most basketball players. He realizes his physical limitations. And he's still damn good too
The one bright spot: Manu says he believes his conditioning will be where it needs to be for opener. Rest of his game will take some time.
The fact that Manu often has to talk about going 1 for 11 for 10 minutes in two different languages should count for bonus points, I think.
Manu says this summer was longest break without any sort of hoops, even pickup, since maybe after Beijing in '08. As rusty as he's ever been
Seven minutes of Manu after lengthy NBA meeting, a night after going 1 for 11. How this guy has never won the Magic Johnson award escapes me
Ginobili compared himself to a grill that hasn't been cleaned in years. The older he is, the harder it is to scrape the rust off.
RZA = Pop GZA = Duncan Rae = Manu Ghost = Parker Meth = Kawhi Deck = Mills ODB = Diaw Masta = Splitter U-God = Bonner
Hey, Manu scored. On a goal tend.
Manu finally gets on the board. Because some dude goal-tended him.
Ginobili admits he's still out-of-whack basketball wise. Still ... 0 for 9 is yikes
Manu really forcing it. Nearly turns it over on lob to Diaw. (Yes, a lob to Diaw.) Finally does on shovel pass in traffic to Ayres.
Collison was fouled on the play that was sparked by Cousins blocking Manu at the rim to spark the break
Wow, Reggie Evans just POPPED Ginobili with a screen. Didn't even see it coming. Offensive foul tho...not sure about that one.
With 0 of 4 start, Ginobili up (or down?) to 4-of-19 shooting this preseason