HoopsHype Manu Ginobili rumors

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On Tuesday, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said he would make his decision to play or to rest this summer for FIBA play for Argentina. It seems Ginobili will represent his home country at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, as he announced on Twitter. ProjectSpurs.com

June 17, 2014 Updates
June 16, 2014 Updates

But teammate Tony Parker and Spurs chairman Peter Holt both expect that Duncan and Manu Ginobili — who has already said definitively he’ll be back for the last season of his current two-year deal — will return to help the Spurs defend their title. “It will come to an end but I don’t think next year,” Parker said. “I think everybody’s gonna come back.” Holt said, “Tim and Manu are going to play until they die, so I think we are in pretty good shape. Tim and Manu want to play until they die, somewhat sincerely, actually.” San Antonio Express-News

June 15, 2014 Updates

Was there ever a moment it looked like breaking up the Big Three was the best option? “There were times that other people said we should be breaking it up. But what’s the alternative? Our best alternative was to keep the group together. There were some givens. I don’t think we were going to trade Tim Duncan, and maybe others. With that being the case, assuming that wasn’t going to happen, what were you going to do? Our best solution to to keep the group together, to meet their expectations. I don’t think we really worry about anybody else’s expectations except our group’s, and the commitment we have to them.” San Antonio Express-News

At some point in their lives, Manu Ginobili’s three young sons will no doubt take pride in being the children of one of the greatest international basketball players of all time. For now, however, four-year-old twins Dante and Nicola are more focused on their favorite dinosaurs, while newborn Luca’s activities are limited mainly to sleeping and eating. And their dad, with an opportunity to clinch his fourth NBA championship Sunday on Father’s Day, wouldn’t have it any other way. “They have no clue where we are playing, what we are doing and going through, how much we are playing for,” Ginobili said. “They are just kids trying to have fun with their dad and enjoy their time. They don’t even know about Father’s Day. It really helps me in the time off. Then by the time the next game comes, you just focus and try to do the same, your job, basically.” San Antonio Express-News

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