Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs: NBA Ankles Have Legs?

October 7th, 2010 by Lake Cruise Leave a reply »
What does a balding 33-year-old former sky walker have left in him over the course of 82 regular season games?

When said dunk master’s family is full of basketball players, there is reason to believe he knows how to save something for the stretch run of a grinding season.

But this is one individual who cannot help but to give any less than level 110 on the basketball court.

Ginobili is a three-time NBA champion, an All-Star, and a recipient of the Sixth Man of the Year crown in 2008.

San Antonio’s favorite sons were set for a magnificent playoff run.

Then in five games, the Spurs were “ate up” by their fanbase’s most despised rivals.  The Lakers dethroned the defending NBA champions in only five games in the Western Conference Finals.

That hurt the ultra-competitive Ginobili to no end.

And to add salt to his wounds, the injuries started to kick in. The next season he only played in 44 games in the regular season. 

The Spurs missed him, dearly, in the first round of the 2009 playoffs.  The Dallas Mavericks smashed the Spurs 4-1. 

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