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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 9:40 am  |  6 responses

Manu Ginobili Indicates He Won’t Retire


He wasn’t so sure what the future held recently, but after taking some time to get over the hurt of losing in the NBA Finals, Manu Ginobili says that he will likely return to the San Antonio Spurs next season. Per the Express-News: “Writing a first-person commentary for the Argentine newspaper ‘La Nación,’ veteran guard Manu Ginobili made his strongest comments yet about his desire to return for another season with the Spurs. Ginobili admitted it took him three days after the conclusion of the NBA Finals, a Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat, before he could focus on his future. Now, he can’t see himself not continuing his Spurs career. ‘After much thinking, going over and over the bad plays, I feel better and content in spite of the bad outcome, and I find it difficult to believe that I won’t play anymore,’ he wrote in La Nación. ‘I don’t feel exhausted or frustrated playing basketball, I mean not enough to say I’m done. I don’t know about everything; I haven’t made a decision, but I see it is unlikely that I will not play anymore. I try not to let the tree in front of me block the forest. This is practically an unbeatable situation in sports. A moment of anger and frustration should not cloud the day-to-day and how well I am doing over here. … I think they want me here again; but I’m not certain because I still can’t talk to the franchise’ under NBA rules.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    ” ‘I don’t feel exhausted or frustrated playing basketball,” but we feel that way watching you.

    if he comes back it has to be on a super discount

  • playa

    Maybe he should though,If i was sputs fan i would feel both exhausted&completely frustrated by watching his “performances”.

  • Raheem Shabazz

    Its time, Manu. You had one hell of a career and you will be a Hall of Famer, but it’s over.

  • RayJr

    Well I can’t think of any other team that would take him besides the Spurs and that’s because of his huge fan base in SA and he would have to sign for the vet minimum.

  • robb

    Time to go Manu.

  • Rockwell

    I have a feeling he’ll return. To go from seconds away from winning a championship to losing in devastating fashion has GOT to eat away at his soul. The only way he’ll ever get rid of that feeling is by coming back and try for another championship, even though it’ll be harder with a healthy OKC, better coached Clippers and rising teams like the Warriors and Rockets.

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