Manu Ginobili Lacks Confidence

by December 07, 2009
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If you’re the San Antonio Spurs, this is perhaps not something you want to hear from your most dynamic player: “Ginobili says self doubt has robbed his game of much of its effectiveness. ‘I’m lacking a lot of stuff, mainly confidence,’ he said. ‘I’m still hesitating, doing things I don’t usually do — passing up shots or not attacking the rim as hard. Maybe I’m thinking too hard, or worried because I already missed six games. I really don’t know.’ Ginobili’s crisis of confidence has put Spurs coach Gregg Popovich in a tough spot. He needs Ginobili to be one of his go-to guys down the stretch of close games, but only if he is making good decisions.”