Monday, November 24th, 2008 at 11:30 am  |  23 responses

Popovich Using Extreme Caution With Ginobili’s Return

“Ginobili, who has yet to play this season while recovering from offseason surgery on his left ankle, said earlier this week he would lobby Popovich to let him suit up against Memphis. His pleas seem to have fallen on deaf ears.”

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  • Thebigticket05

    yeah i havn’t seen that crazy bastard around wher’s MANU???????

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    When a player from the opposing team drives to the basket does Manu flop around on the sidelines in his suit?

  • Breeze

    lets respect the euro god…hes the only player they got that isnt afraid of black people ..

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Let him play. It’s not like he’s getting any younger.

  • Gumdrop

    Also, he’s not European.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Somebody buy Breeze a globe.

  • riggs

    or maybe pops just getting too old?

  • G-O

    LOL euro god nice b.long

  • Breeze

    re-phrase international player….lol ya crazy

  • http://slamonline.com Josh D

    1.Manu isn’t European
    2.You may call him a flopper, but he only does it cuase he wants to win
    3. Wheres ur Championship banner, Phoenix?

  • Sdfigits

    Hahaha, a spurs fan. I hope your riveting championship runs are enough to sustain you now. Rest easy knowing the rest of the basketball world is laughing at your demise and chuckles as you crash and burn to the bottom of the basketball heap.

  • Sdfigits

    oh, and Tanya Harding wanted to win too, does that justify her?

  • ciolkstar

    Manu haters are just idiots. I understand those who dont like Timmy(boring) or Bowen (dirty), and almost understand people who constantly criticize Tony for not being a “real PG”. But Manu haters just don’t appreciate basketball the way I do and get no sympathy from me. He is unquestionably one of the top perimter players in the world. Easily top 5. Tough as nails and he’s clutch to boot. He’s back tonight, albeit in limited minutes, but the guy is a premeire player in the world.

  • awesomepossum

    i guess those haters wouldn’t want Manu on their team?

  • http://blambot.com Spaceship Jay

    Lol, they destroyed you for that euro comment Breeze!! Anyways, Manu is indeed the man. I blame flopping on the League, not Manu. Flopping should be congratulated with a 1000 fine for each offense, and they should donate the money to us middle class people… Yes We Can!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    @ Josh D: We know he does it to win. But it’s still flopping. And if he doesn’t do it to win, what would we care?! It could potentially give him an advantage.

  • ciolkstar

    EVERYONE flops! Every post player that has ever taken a charge from a PG/SG and hit the deck is “flopping”. Manu just happens to be better at it than most NBA players. I’m pretty sure that playing soccer, where the field of play is so large and learning to draw attention to contact is very valuable, increases flopping skills and the liklihood of flopping. But its become widespread in the L now, becuase its effective. For the record, I dont like flopping and I think it hurts the game. But its within the rules. For now.

  • Sdfigits

    It certianly is a shame to realize that I am indeed an idoit after all these years, thank you ciolkstar for clarifying. Oh and I think I might have an idea why we hate Manu, just a brief rundown
    -on his back more often than a ten dollar hooker
    -dirtier than said hooker
    -”winning mentality”= douchebag who stops at nothing to get an advantage, aka. Argentianian Barry Bonds, who is so likeable btw
    -Is in fact a member of the San Antonio Spurs
    -travels more often than Jet Blue
    The fact that two of the points I made involve hookers should clue any unaware to just Manu is to B-ball. He has proven himself a passive-aggressive, dirty and classless player who stops at nothing to win and unfortunately is damn successful, however that doesn’t forgive his MANY transgressions against the game.

  • Sdfigits

    Oh and I would NEVER want Manu on my team, losing with class > winning at all costs

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    ^true dat^

  • riggs

    manu will lose his yearly wages with all the flopping he’s about to commit again.

  • Anton

    yeah hope he dies

  • Sarah

    Manu’s a good guy. But if attacking his character makes you feel better, by all means.